While exploring deep-sea fishing areas around 230 nautical miles off the coast of the British Indian Ocean Territories (BIOT) in the Indian Ocean, at least 35 fishermen from Tamil Nadu were apprehended.
On Monday, the Indian Coast Guard received the release and transfer of at least 35 Tamil Nadu fishermen who had been detained in British outside territorial waters on September 29.
British killer Grampien Endurance captured the fishermen while they were investigating deep-sea fishing grounds some 230 nautical miles off the coast of the British Indian Ocean Territories (BIOT) in the Indian Ocean.
Following their trials at BIOT, both vessels were fined 25,000 British pounds. Because the fee was not paid, one boat was confiscated, while the second boat and the 35 fishermen were freed.
Using both their own fishing boat and the BIOT patrol vessel Grampien Endurance, the captured fishermen were brought to Vizhinjam. The Indian Coast Guard ships Anagh and C 441 encountered the fishermen and their fishing boat at sea off the coast of Vizhinjam, and they were taken to Vizhinjam on Monday night at 7:30 p.m.
London is in control of BIOT, a British overseas territory. It is an archipelago of 58 islands in the Indian Ocean that spans over 640,000 square kilometers. It is located midway between Indonesia and East Africa.