Maldivian military has announced the capture of a Sri Lankan fishing boat trespassing into Maldivian territorial waters.
Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) stated that the boat was captured five miles away from Gan. Addu City. The boat had a total of five crew members, according to the army.
MNDF also added that all crew members are Sri Lankan nationals. MNDF was tipped off to the boat by a local fishing vessel from S. Maradhoo named "Ras Kuri" around 14:27.
Coastguard's "FIC Kaamiyaabu" was deployed to the area after the report.
The army also added that authorities were looking into the matter of trespass by the Sri Lankan vessel.