BSF and Coast Guard intensify patrolling as the boat was found empty, suspected crew flee
All the six crew members are natives of Karachi and the boat was also made in Karachi for fishing.
The fishermen would be brought to Rameswaram by the Coast Guard personnel by evening, Kennedy said.
Jaitley said protection of territorial waters ensures a nation’s prosperity in which Coastguard has an important role to play.
The ships and aircraft of all forces were used including the marine police force of the Gujarat Police.
The Yellow Gate police filed the chargesheet at the Ballard Pier Court in February.
The Pakistani boat tried to escape towards the shallow waters but keeled over while speeding and capsized.
Nothing suspicious has been found aboard their fishing trawler.
Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa Saturday asked PM Manmohan Singh to recall the two ships and Coast Guard personnel.
The US vessel was intercepted by Coast Guard in Indian waters off Tuticorin coast on October 12.
Foreign Secy Sujatha Singh said the action was taken under Arms Act and Essential Commodities Act.
Sandhu said local police would take a decision on the ship its fate after investigation.
50 Gujarati fishermen held in Pakistan
Border Security Force (BSF) and the Navy took out joint motorcycle rallies from three places on Monday.
The rallies are aimed at developing better synergy in coordination with the Navy,local marine police,Department of Fisheries and BSF.