Indian Coast Guard saves 40 fishermen from Gujarat coast

By: | Published: August 31, 2017 9:22 AM

So far eight fishing boats and around 40 fishermen have been rescued and brought to safety with search and rescue mission by the Indian Coast Guard, after they were caught amid turbulent seas off the Gujarat coast on Wednesday.

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So far eight fishing boats and around 40 fishermen have been rescued and brought to safety with search and rescue mission by the Indian Coast Guard, after they were caught amid turbulent seas off the Gujarat coast on Wednesday. Four ICG ships and ALH helicopters were on the job, locating and rescuing boats and fishermen, after receiving distress calls from the fishermen in the morning.

The inclement prevailing weather and turbulent sea state has lead to several fishing boats going aground and capsizing necessitating immediate rescue.

The search is still on for the rest of the fishermen, who are reported missing.

(Further details awaited)

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