Burmese navy frees 22 Bangladeshi fishermen
Nov. 21, 2021, 4:27 p.m.
Nov. 21, 2021, 5:52:08 p.m.
The Burmese navy on Saturday released 22 Bangladeshi fishermen who had been arrested with four trawlers while fishing near the island of Saint Martin in the Bay of Bengal, reports UNB.
Union Parishad de Saint-Martin president Nur Ahmed said four trawlers and 22 fishermen arrived at the pier on the island of Saint-Martin at midnight on Saturday with help from coast guards and guards -Bangladesh borders.
However, neither the local Coast Guard nor members of the BGB agreed to comment.
Teknaf Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UN) Parvez Chowdhury said all fishermen are doing well.
Earlier, the Burmese navy seized four of the trawlers owned by locals with 22 fishermen on board on Saturday around 10 a.m. on the east side of the island while they were fishing at sea.
According to local fishermen, these fishermen went to sea on Friday evening on trawlers owned by Nurul Amin, Md Azim, Md Hossain and Md Younus.
Some members of the Burmese navy crossed the maritime border on Saturday morning and took control of the trawlers at gunpoint, they said.