Indian Coast Guard rescues 15 fishermen stranded at sea


PTI, Jul 12, 2020, 8:10 PM IST

Kolkata: The Indian Coast Guard has rescued 15 West Bengal fishermen, who were stranded onboard a vessel in the midst of rough seas, an official said on Sunday.

ICG ship Vijaya, which was on operational deployment in the northern Bay of Bengal, received a distress call from an Indian fishing boat ‘Krishna Kanya’ on Saturday night and immediately diverted its course for undertaking the rescue operation, he said.

Vijaya, under the command of DIG Vijay Singh, located the boat in time, the ICG official said. A little delay could have led the vessel to drift “into foreign waters” or get grounded, the official said.

According to the fishermen, “their boat had lost her propellers in rough weather and drifted about 15 nautical miles in 24 hours due to strong winds and swell”.

The ICG ship towed the crippled fishing boat to a safe location near the Kakdwip coast in Bengal, the official said.

Around 8.15 am on Sunday, the fishermen were safely shifted to other boats arranged by a fisheries association for onward passage to Kakdwip, he added.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Kerala man stuck inside hospital lift for two days rescued, three employees suspended

Karnataka to strengthen law to ensure those involved in female foeticide don’t get bail easily

Disability rights groups hit out at Yuvraj, Harbhajan, Raina for ‘mocking’ disabled people in video

Karnataka govt. accuses Centre of adopting ‘step-motherly attitude’ towards State on AIIMS issue

Lord Jagannath’s ‘Bahuda Yatra’ begins, chariot pulling at 4 pm

“No planks to walk on…” – This metal bridge puts lives at risk

Scam-hit state-owned corporation chairperson and MLA Daddal arrives at Vidhana Soudha

Related Articles More

Kerala man stuck inside hospital lift for two days rescued, three employees suspended

Landslide: Konkan Railway arranges buses for passengers stranded for more than 15 hours

Kerala cop drives car with petrol pump staff on bonnet after being asked to pay for fuel

China expert Vikram Misri takes charge as India’s new foreign secretary

Lord Jagannath’s ‘Bahuda Yatra’ begins, chariot pulling at 4 pm

MUST WATCH

Mulbagal Dosa Vasavi Food Point

Donald Trump

Elephant attack

Anant Ambani Wedding

BJP & Congress members clash


Latest Additions

Bantwal: Private bus falls into slushy paddy field

Red alert: Holiday declared for schools for July 16 in Shivamogga’s Hosanagara

Kerala man stuck inside hospital lift for two days rescued, three employees suspended

Landslide: Konkan Railway arranges buses for passengers stranded for more than 15 hours

Karnataka to strengthen law to ensure those involved in female foeticide don’t get bail easily

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.