Coast Guard rescues seven fishermen off Paradip coast

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Paradip: After 4 days of floating in deep sea, seven fishermen along with a trawler were rescued by Coast Guard from deep sea off Paradip coast.

The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sucheta Kriplani rescued all the stranded fishermen and their fishing boat Nirman-5 after spotting them at around 53 nautical miles deep in the sea. The ICGS used the help of a Dornier aircraft to spot the fishermen.

Official sources said seven fishermen went on astray after losing control of their trawler due to engine malfunction on July 2, a day after going into the waters. They continued to float for four days without any sign of rescue.

But somehow they managed to make contact with their owner through a satellite phone on July 5 after which the ICGS began its search operation.

After rescue all of them have been treated and are stated to be normal.

“With the daybreak on July 5, our Dornier began its search operation and as per our designation of search area it managed to spot the boat and vectored its location to our ship. Thereafter our ship coordinated went to rescue the stranded fishermen,” Rajesh Makwana, DIG, ICG said.

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