ICG rescues 3 personnel from Manalli Tivu Island in Gulf of Mnnar
Mandapam: In a swift and daring operation by Indian Coast Guard 03 three personnel were rescued by the Coast Guard Hovercraft based at Mandapam.
At about 1000 hrs on 03 Dec 20 a distress call was received from District Collector, Ramanathapuram about 03 stranded personnel at Manalli Tivu Island. The rescue operation was undertaken in the challenging weather conditions caused by Cyclone Burevi.
Strong winds, continuous rains and low visibility was posing serious challenges for the crew to locate the boat and undertake the operation. However, the Hovercraft persisted with the search, in and around the island and after lot of persistence, was able to locate the boat and subsequently rescue the distressed crew.
The personnel had ventured out into sea on 01 Dec 20 and due to engine problem they could not start the boat and were stranded at the Island for last three days. All 03 stranded personnel were provided with warm clothes, first aid, enough fluids and refreshment.
The rescued personnel were brought to Indian Coast Guard Station Mandapam and were subsequently handed over to fisheries department at 1230 hrs on 03 Dec 20