Navy increasing surveillance in Sundarbans
The Navy is increasing surveillance over the remote islands in the Sundarbans and has asked all fishermen to install AIS tracking device in their vessels without which they will be treated as suspicious.
“All boats, trawlers and ships have been instructed to install the Automatic Identification System (AIS) through which we can establish their identity at the click of a button on our software,” said Commodore Suprobho K De, Naval Officer-in-charge (West Bengal).
The tracking device transmits data related to the ship or boat back to the Navy.
Fishing crew are also supposed to be carrying their identity cards and biometric cards whenever they are in the sea.