KARACHI -- A ceremony was held on Tuesday at a local hotel to mark the opening of exercise Barracuda-IX being organised by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA
) from Dec 4-6.
the visit, he was briefed on the role, functions and future plans of PMSA
. Director General PMSA
, Rear Admiral Zaka ur Rehman
Geo News quoted a PMSA
spokesperson as saying that the PMSA
carried out an operation in the open sea during which 28 Indian fishermen were arrested and five of their vessels were seized on charges of illegal fishing.
Chairperson Senator Sitara Ayaz appreciated Pakistan Navy and PMSA
efforts towards national cause of preserving the marine eco-system.
is responsible for the search and the rescue operation within the territorial waters of Pakistan, the PMSA
's spokesman said.
The chief guest visited the base and appreciated the efforts of the PMSA
in establishing new coastal bases.
is responsible for Search and Rescue of an area 840 NMs from Pakistan Coast to deep sea.
He congratulated the PMSA
and the Pakistan Navy for making the software and requested the fishermen communities to cooperate with PMSA
and make the best use of the new application.
is responsible for search and rescue in an area of 840 NMs from Pakistan's coast to the deep sea," he said, adding that PMSA
keeps the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) and Disaster Response Centre (DRC) maintained around the clock to respond to any emergency.
Summary: Islamabad [Pakistan], December 15 (ANI): The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA
) has arrested 43 Indian fishermen for violation of their territorial waters in the Arabian Sea.