L. Jerald, 38, R Thirumurugan, 27, P. Vaseegan, 33, and the boat’s captain, 38-year-old R. Seelan, were each convicted of entering qatar's waters without a permit, fishing in Qatar's sea without a permit and entering the country unlawfully.
Tens of thousands of migrant fishermen work off Qatar’s coasts to help feed the country’s growing appetite for seafood. Like many other low-income expats, their job is inherently dangerous and offers little in the way of job security or a guaranteed income.
According to the Ministry of Interior, 11 fishermen had been traveling in a 36-foot vessel off Mesaieed on Wednesday afternoon around 4pm. Hours later, high waves capsized the boat, sending them all into the water.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apew19SQFc4?rel=0] Some 22 Indian fishermen from Bahrain who were arrested by the Qatar Coast Guard for straying into the country’s waters face criminal charges that could result in three…