Rajahmundry: Andhra Pradesh Minister K Venkata Krishna Reddy, East Godavari District Collector Neetu Kumari Prasad and Amalapuram MP G Harsh Kumar spent some anxious moments on Tuesday when the boat ferrying them got stuck in middle of the sea after running out of fuel.
The incident occurred when the Minister and MP, along with the Collector and an MLA, were returning after interacting with fishermen community in `Hopeland Island` off Kakinada coast, an official release said here on Tuesday night.
The diesel-powered speed boat suddenly stopped in middle of the sea after the fuel stock was exhausted.
A boat from Korangi fishery department was sent with diesel stock and the stranded boat was safely brought to the coast, the release added.
Mummadivaram MLA Ponnada Venkata Satish Kumar was also in the boat.
Hopeland Island, which houses fisherfolks, is situated in the sea.