Coast Guard rescues 7 from mid-sea off Gujarat coast

Coast Guard rescues 7 from mid-sea off Gujarat coast

Indian Coast Guard rescuing one of the seven fishermen caught onboard a tugboat from mid-sea off Porbandar coast in Gujarat on Wednesday.

The Coast Guard early on Wednesday rescued seven people from a tugboat off Porbandar coast caught in the Arabian Sea near the Gujarat coast.

According to the information available, seven fishermen aboard a tugboat – 'Jalraak' – were stuck mid-sea as the engine of their tugboat failed.

On receiving a distress call, the Coast Guard immediately sent in its attack ship 'Shoor' for rescue and using Advanced Light Helicopter 'Chetak' rescued seven people by lifting them amid strong winds from the high seas.

The operation is learnt to have taken place between 1 am and 6 am on Wednesday.

All the seven rescued people have been referred to a local hospital of Porbandar, sources said.


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