MNDF’s Coast Guard unit said that the two vessels are registered to Sri Lanka, and had a crew of five individuals each, raajje.mv reported.
The two vessels, both of which are roughly 13-meters in length, were spotted by a Coast Guard patrol boat.
According to the MNDF, the vessels were found actively fishing near Vaavu Atoll. Authorities have begun investigating the matter and the vessels are now being brought to capital city Malé. (Colombo Gazette)