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Puducherry: Coast Guard rescues 9 stranded fishermen’s

Chennai: In yet another rescue mission the Indian Coast Guard at Chennai provided succor to nine TN fishermen in distress at sea.

A Chennai registered fishing boat (from Kasimedu Fishing Harbor) namely ‘Rukhmani’ Regd. No. TN-02-MM-2449 with nine fishermen onboard was reported to be in distress about 100 km East of Puducherry coast recently. The boat was stranded due to engine breakdown.

The distress message from the stranded boat was received by Coast Guard Dorkier aircraft on patrol which vectored ICGSAnagh to the location of the stranded fishing boat to render assistance to the boat in distress.

The owner of the boat was also contacted and appraised of the situation. Owing to darkness/drift, the boat was brought to safety off Cuddalore at about 0500 h on 04 Feb 21. Giving credence to the motto ‘We Protect”.

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