Gujarat: Six fishermen rescued from flooded boat off Porbandar coast

The Indian Coast Guard on Sunday rescued six fishermen stranded on a flooded fishing boat `Vismita` off the Porbandar coast. The distress call was received at the Coast Guard Operations centre on December 21 around 7:10 pm from the fishing boat.

Gujarat: Six fishermen rescued from flooded boat off Porbandar coast

Porbandar: The Indian Coast Guard on Sunday rescued six fishermen stranded on a flooded fishing boat `Vismita` off the Porbandar coast. The distress call was received at the Coast Guard Operations centre on December 21 around 7:10 pm from the fishing boat.

"The boat with six fishermen gave a distress call and a Coast Guard ship C-445 on regular patrolling gave their assistance. The technical team from C-445 boarded the fishing boat with damage control equipment and stopped the flooding by plugging the crack in boat hull and de flooding was carried out," read the official statement.

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"The boat was then towed to Porbandar harbour by another fishing boat under the escort of ICGS C-455 safely at 0300 hrs on 22 Dec 19," the release added.