10 Indian fishermen rescued from Maldivian waters return home
Visakhapatnam: Ten Indian fishermen who were rescued from Maldivian waters have been safely brought to Visakhapatnam by Indian Coast Guard today.
These fishermen had ventured into the sea from Thengapatnam near Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu on April 16, 2023. However, their boat developed engine failure and they were adrift in the Maldivian region without any help for five days. The fishermen were rescued by MV Furious from the Maldives search and rescue region in coordination with the Indian Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) on April 26, 2023.
Based on information received at Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC), ICGS Vigraha was dispatched to embark these rescued fishermen from the merchant vessel transiting off Campbell Bay in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Out of the ten fishermen, eight belong to Vizhinjam in Kerala while two are from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. Preliminary medical examination of all ten rescued fishermen was carried out onboard the Coast Guard ship and all were found to be in a healthy state.
– global bihari bureau