07 July 2019
Paradip: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Saturday rescued eight fishermen from a fishing boat ‘Yohana Devudu’ which was stranded off Odisha coast for 15 days.
As per reports, a group of fishermen from Paradip had ventured into the deep sea around two weeks back and were stuck in the waters due to turbulent weather, since June 21.
The Assistant Director of Fisheries, Kakinada reported the situation to the ICG which launched a mission to save the stranded fishermen.
After receiving the SOS, Maritime Rescue Sub Centre, Paradip sailed out ICGS ‘Sarojini Naidu’ for the mission. ICG's dornier chopper was also used in the mission to facilitate sea-air coordination and communication.
Despite inclement weather and rough seas, the ICG men equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, rescued the fishermen from a rough Bay of Bengal. The ICGS Sarojini Naidu arrived at Paradip harbour on July 6 at 5 pm.
The ship safely brought the Indian Fishing Boat (IFB) Yohana Devudu under tow off Paradip harbour on July 7. On arrival, all the rescued persons were medically examined and reported to be in healthy condition.