Indian Coast Guard rescues two Bangladeshi fishing boats with 31 crew members

By: | Updated: August 18, 2016 9:45 PM

The Indian Coast Guard on Thursday rescued two Bangladeshi boats with 31 people on board. The engines of the boats Allar-dan and Farhad reportedly failed in mid seas. The Coast Guard started the operation during bad weather conditions.

Coast Guard shifted the crew of Allar-dan to a local fishing boat. (PTI)Coast Guard shifted the crew of Allar-dan to a local fishing boat. (PTI)

The Indian Coast Guard on Thursday rescued two Bangladeshi boats with 31 people on board. The engines of the boats Allar-dan and Farhad reportedly failed in mid-seas. The Coast Guard had to brave bad weather conditions for the operation. As per the news agency ANI, Coast Guard shifted the crew of Allar-dan to a local fishing boat. While the Farhad with 16 crew members were towed to Frazerganj with the help of local fishing boats. The rescued members were provided with food and required medical assistance by Indian Coast Guard.

The operation was run in coordination with Coast Guard Regional HQ (NE). “Coast Guard is maintaining enhanced vigil in view of the extremely rough sea conditions and we are ever prepared to render any kind of assistance to seamen in distress.” HQ, Inspector General KR Nautiyal said.

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