MNDF captures four foreign fishing vessels in Maldivian waters

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) has captured four foreign fishing vessels trespassing in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Maldives without authorization.

The MNDF Coast Guard 'Shaheed Ali' captured the vessels 140 nautical miles east from V. Fulidhoo. The vessels were spotted in Maldivian waters by a Dornier craft patrolling the area under a surveillance patrol being conducted jointly with the Indian Coast guard from 8-10 July.

MNDF stated that the four fishing vessels are being brought to Male' under surveillance of the Coast Guard ship Shaheed Ali.