7 held for illegal fishing

MUSCAT: A coast guard patrol seized three boats and arrested seven Asian persons for illegally fishing within Oman’s territorial waters in the Wilayat of Daba. The boat was towed to the Port of Daba and the defendants were handed over to Daba Police Station to face legal action. Meanwhile, the Coast Guard Police Station in Musandam received a report about two fishing boats facing mechanical failure in the Wilayat of Khasab. A coast guard patrol stepped into action and pulled the boats and their passengers to the Port of Khasab.