Four Tamil Nadu fishermen rescues by Sri Lankan Navy

Four Tamil Nadu fishermen were rescued and detained by the Sri Lankan Navy while struggling in the sea near Katchatheevu islet after their boat was destroyed on hitting a rock, a fishermen association leader in Tamil Nadu said on Sunday.

The four from nearby Mandapam were part of a over 1,000 fishermen who put out to sea from on Saturday and their fibre boat got drifted in strong wind while fishing near Katchatheevu, Tamil Nadu Coastal Mechanised Fishermen Association president P Sesuraja said, according to the Press Trust of India.

The boat rammed into a rock and broke into two pieces following which the fishermen were struggling to stay afloat in the rough sea when the Lankan Naval personnel on patrol spotted and rescued them.

As they were found in Sri Lankan territorial waters, the four fishermen were detained and taken to Kankesanthurai port, Sesurajasaid, quoting information received by him.

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