Two incidents of piracy and robbery of vessels were reported in Bangladesh and India in September 2018. A robbery on a Container Ship at anchor was reported at Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh and a Fishing Vessel was robbed off Koiyakarai, India.
28 September 2018 - Three fishermen were injured during an attack by alleged Sri Lankan pirates 18nm SE off Kodiakarai. The attackers boarded their Fishing Vessel and attacked them with iron rods and sickles. They stole their catch, fishing nets and GPS equipment.
Remark. Jurisdiction is often a point of tension between the Sri Lankan Navy and Indian fishermen in the waters between the two countries. According to Indian fishermen they are often chased away and their nets cut by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters.6
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