The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) in a coordinated operation with Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) successfully repatriated 516 fishermen along with 32 Indian fishing boats from Bangladesh, today.

The ICG spokesperson, Kolkata headquarters, informed that these boats were stranded and had taken shelter at Payra Port in Bangladesh, approximately 135 kms from International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) due to inclement weather and rough sea conditions in the Bay of Bengal.

They were escorted by BCG ships Mansoor Ali and Sadhin Banglaup to the IMBL where they were formally handed over to Indian Coast Guard ships Vijayaand Anmol.

They are being escorted up to Kakdwip harbour where they will be handed over to the state fisheries.