Twenty-four fishermen stranded at sea on account of heavy rainfall have been rescued by the Indian Coast Guard as we speak off the Karnataka coast.
The fishing boat known as IFB Qamrul Bahar was stranded 15 nautical miles off the Karnataka coast when the Kasturba Gandhi ship went to the rescue.
The coast has been receiving very heavy rainfall which led to the fishing boat being stranded. The rescue was carried out off the Bhatkal port.
@IndiaCoastGuard (ICG) ship Kasturba Gandhi, efficiently rescued 24 fishermen
stranded at sea 15 nautical miles from coast on account of sturdy winds & swell frm fishing boat IFB QAMRUL BAHAR. Rescue was carried off Bhatkal port. @IndiaCoastGuard@drajaykumar_ias@DefenceMinIndiapic.twitter.com/FD9stIS4My
— PRO Bengaluru, Ministry of Defence (@Prodef_blr) September 11, 2020
The Defence spokesperson of Bengaluru tweeted on the rescue and stated, “In view of rough weather conditions in area the owner of fishing boat, which had lost propulsion power had requested DD Fisheries Karwar for rescue of fishermen. The entire rescue operations at sea was undertaken and at around 1030 h on 11 Sep 2020 all fishermen in good health were shifted on board by ICG Ship.”
The spokesperson additionally added that digital surveillance is being maintained within the space by coastal surveillance community to maneuver fishing boats within the space to safer areas
“Regular weather warning advisory is also being transmitted,” the spokesperson added.
Heavy rainfall since August 1 in Karnataka has killed not less than 20 folks, displaced hundreds, broken greater than 10,000 houses and crops in about 4.03 lakh hectares, and wrecked 14,182 km of roads within the state.