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DG Shipping Press Release on firing by Italian Ship on Indian fishermen


Mumbai / February 16, 2012

 

“It 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.

 

The firing has reportedly resulted in the death of two Indian fishermen.

 

The Indian Coast Guard intercepted the vessel and brought it Kochi for investigation.

 

The Principal Officer, MMD Kochi has been directed to conduct the preliminary inquiry into this incident”

 

Issued by the Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai


 

 

Press Release/MH/327
 

 
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