Palghar fisherman to be awarded for bravery

Palghar fisherman to be awarded for bravery

Tare along with his boat crew successfully saved all 12 crew of FB Shivneri. For this act of bravery at sea, and selfless duty in sync with the highest traditions of maritime fraternity, Tare will receive the National Maritime Search and Rescue award, Commendation certificate and a cash prize.

It is a proud moment for Palghar’s Satapati village resident Milan Shankar Tare who has been nominated to receive the prestigious National Maritime Search and Rescue award.

Tare, who had saved the lives of a dozen fishermen, will receive the award on Thursday.

The National Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSAR) recognizes search and rescue efforts by merchant mariners, Govt vessels and fishermen every year.

This year the XVII NMSARB meeting will be held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on Thursday chaired by Rajendra Singh, Director General, Indian Coast Guard.

Tare saved the lives of 12 fishermen from a sinking fishing boat named Shivneri on 9th May 2018. On the fateful day at about 0300 hrs, Tare whilst fishing off Satpati heard distress calls from another fishing boat in the vicinity. As it was still dark, Tare could not identify the exact location from where he heard distress calls.

However, he observed some missing navigational lights which were visible to him a few moments ago at a distance. Using his good judgment he immediately started taking his boat in that direction. He also alerted other boats to join the rescue operation.


Milan Shankar Tare

After travelling about 1 nautical mile in the pitch dark night, Tare found FB Shivneri in capsized condition. The crew of the ill-fated boat were floating in the vicinity with the help of lifebuoys, thermocol floats and tyres.

Tare along with his boat crew successfully saved all 12 crew of FB Shivneri. For this act of bravery at sea, and selfless duty in sync with the highest traditions of maritime fraternity, Tare will receive the National Maritime Search and Rescue award, Commendation certificate and a cash prize.

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