Indian Coast Guard rescues 11 Tamil Nadu fishermen from boat with fire onboard

South India
Typography

The MRCC Mumbai immediately swung into action and diverted two offshore patrol vessels namely Sachet and Sujeet patrolling the area for immediate assistance.

 

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) rescued 11 Tamil Nadu fishermen 140 miles west of new Mangalore from a fishing boat which had a fire onboard, on Sunday.

According to the ICG, a message was received by Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) stating that a TN fishing boat had a massive fire due to a cylinder burst onboard IND - TN-15 -MM-5297 name IFB AVKM.

The MRCC Mumbai immediately swung into action and diverted two offshore patrol vessels namely Sachet and Sujeet patrolling the area for immediate assistance.

In addition, ISN was also activated to seek assistance from passing by Merchant Ships to which two merchant ships responded. However, the ICG with State of Art ship proceeded to datum with maximum speed within 3 hr from the time the message was received.

Indian Coast Guard, aircraft CG Dornier patrolling in the Arabian seas in wee hours of January 10 was diverted to vector the distressed fishing boat.

The CG Dornier spotted the fishing boat at 11.45 am in approximate position 140 nautical miles west off the New Mangalore Port. A two-way communication was established on VHF channel with fishermen to ascertain the casualty status.

ICGS Sachet and Sujeet reached the spot at 1 pm on January 10, immediately assessed the casualty and evacuated the severely injured, who were administered medical aid.

Braving the high seas, the ship headed for New Mangalore for further specialised hospital management in respect of the casualty.
 

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: ANI


 

All Comments