Italian Ship Fires On Indian Fishing Boat, 2 TN fishermen dead

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  1. Adux

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    Two fishermen feared killed as merchant vessel fires at them

    Two fishermen feared killed as merchant vessel fires at them, IBN Live News

    Hope we dont let them cuz they are white etc etc, time to make a example of them. This is in Indian EEZ waters
     
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  3. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    The ship is Italian flagged, like the cruise ship whose captain got in the lifeboat ahead of most of the passengers when it ran aground in the Adriatic.:rolleyes:
     
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    are they idiots ? somali pirates off the Indian coast :rolleyes:

    lock the culprits in jail
     
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    Yes they are venturing quite close to the Indian waters.

    Notwithstanding, without positive identification, there are drill for that, one does not engage!
     
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    I saw shoot them up like the shot the two innocent fishermen. They should not be let so easily.

    OH sorry guys, i think those are the ROYAL GUARDS of MADAM SONIA GANDHI and they should be treated with GREAT RESPECT.........

    We are all slaves of MADAM SONIA GANDHI and should not raise against her or her country men...........

    If anyone raises against her then he shall be booked under TADA and will become a terrorist............
     
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    just wait for coming election and we should throw this puppet mms govn ,till be calm and cool
     
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    Case to be filed on fishermen death: Home Secretary

    Concerned over killing of two fishermen in firing by the security guards of an Italian ship, the government on Thursday said a case will be registered against the people responsible for the shooting and they will have to face Indian law.

    “Case will be registered against the people responsible for the firing and the law will take its own course,” Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh told reporters.

    He was replying to a question on what action will be taken on the killing of two fishermen in firing by security guards of an Italian ship off the Kerala coast, suspecting them to be pirates.

    Official sources said the Kerala government as well as the Indian Coast Guard have informed the Home Ministry that the merchant vessel ‘Enrica Lexie’ was in Indian territorial waters when the incident took place and the security guards of the vessel had no authority to carry or use arms.

    The Centre has taken the issue very seriously and is in regular touch with the Kerala government, they said.

    The state government has conveyed to the Centre that after registration of the case, the people responsible for the firing will be arrested, they said. After their arrest, the foreigners may be allowed to have consular access, they said.

    “They have to face Indian law,” a source said.

    With regard to the merchant ship, the local authorities will see the relevant law and action will be taken accordingly.

    The Hindu : News / National : Case to be filed on fishermen death: Home Secretary
     
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    This is why merchant ships are not allowed to carry arms
     
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    This is the Enrica Lexie. Hard to imagine a fishing boat to be a threat to a vessel that size.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The people who fired the shots need to be locked up. But I think madam will come to the rescue of fellow countrymen.
     
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    tin foil hats.

    i need one! :D
     
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    Italian Ship Fires On Indian Fishing Boat, 2 Dead



    NEW DELHI: An Italian cargo ship fired at an Indian fishing boat that it mistook for a pirate vessel, killing two fishermen, India's navy said Thursday.

    The ship identified as the Enrica Lexie fired at the fishermen in waters off India's southern Kerala state on Wednesday, a navy statement said.

    The Indian coast guard and navy vessels escorted the Italian ship to the nearby port city of Kochi and were questioning the captain and crew.

    The owner of the fishing vessel, who goes by the single name Freddy, said Thursday the firing was unprovoked. The boat was fishing when the ship opened fire, killing the two fishermen instantly, he said.

    Nine other fishermen onboard the craft survived.

    Piracy has emerged as a major threat to merchant ships traversing the sea lanes of the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. Pirates based in Somalia have been hijacking ships and holding the vessels and their crew for ransom.

    Several countries, including India, allow ship owners to deploy armed security guards on ships. Ship owners say the move has proved effective and prevented hijackings.

    Italian ship fires on Indian fishing boat, 2 dead - The Times of India
     
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    Now that the ship security has goofed up.
    Put them behind bars and ensure that the ship owners compensate the dead fishermens' families.

    But this would be asking too much from our legal system.
     
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    This is in Kerala, We are with all humility not like the rest of India in matters such as these.
    It is not going to be that easy for the Government to mess up.
    I hope they wont come with gun control for merchant ships in indian waters, or indian flagged ships. Pirates are real and a threat. This was a unfortunate mistake for which the government should ensure justice.
     
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    I pray to God that these gunmen will face justice and that they will spend the rest of their lives in jail!!!!!!! :(
    Hopefully Kerala and Tamil Nadu government will show more balls then the GOI in this case.

    PS: Is true that its possible that these filthy somali pirates managed it to come 30 miles close to the Indian coast in such boats without being detected ?!?!?!
     
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    The fisherman had laid their nets over the shipping channel and were driving their boat to veer off the tanker. They did not heed the warning shots and Italians mistook it as a pirate attack and opened fire. Fisherman had been warned not to approach merchant vessels for this very reason.
     
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