/ February 16, 2012
has been reported to this Directorate that the Italian flagged M.V.
Enrica Lexie, resorted to firing on an Indian fishing vessel in position
09 20N 075 52E (heading 345 speed 14 kts) at 1700 Hrs on 15th February
2012. The Italian vessel was bound from Singapore to Egypt, with a crew
of 19 Indians. It had six Italian armed guards.
firing has reportedly resulted in the death of two Indian fishermen.
Indian Coast Guard intercepted the vessel and brought it Kochi for
Principal Officer, MMD Kochi has been directed to conduct the
preliminary inquiry into this incident”
Issued by the Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai