Karnataka unit of Indian Coast Guard rescues 7 fishermen from boat on fire

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Bengaluru, Nov 6 : The timely and swift action by the Indian Coast Guard had saved the lives of 7 fishermen in distress due to fire engulfed on a fishing boat IFB Varda Vinayaka-I due to short circuit in wheel-house, according to Defence PRO.

The fishing boat was at a distance of 10 nm from Karwar lighthouse.

On receipt of a message by MRSC New Mangalore at 10 pm on November 5 from CSP Malpe sources, ICGS C-155 from Karwar was sailed during night at 10.15 pm for SAR MISSION for an assessment of the incident and evacuation of fishermen.

Apparently, the fishing boat had 7 fishermen onboard.

C-155 reached datum at 10.15 pm and immediately swung into action of dousing the fire after ascertaining all 7 crew shifted to nearby fishing boat IFB Vajra.

C-155 braving the inclement weather took 3 hours to completely douse the seat of fire.

On assessing that there was no further possibility of fire out-break, C-155 provided all assistance to IFB Vajra for towing the ill-fated IFB to Karwar Fishing Harbour.

On completion of the rescue mission C-155 handed over the subject vessel to CSP Karwar Boat at sea by 4 am on November 6 for further investigations. Thereafter, C-155 entered Karwar at 5.30 am on November 6.

All 7 fishermen are in a healthy state and all possible moral support to fishermen was provided by ICG.


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