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Indian Coast Guard rescues fishermen from burning boat

Indian Coast Guard rescues fishermen from burning boat

Indian Coast Guard rescues fishermen from burning boat
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Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Arush, whilst on patrol close to national IMBL rescued 07 fishermen from burning boat 'Kalash Raj' on 07 November 2021 in coordination with other fishing boats in area. The boat reportedly caught fire due to fuel leakage from engine exhaust.

ICGS Arush under the command of Commandant (JG) Ashwini Kumar, arrived with maximum speed at the scene of fire and quickly engaged in firefighting operations. However, due to rapid spread of fire, the boat could not be salvaged and ultimately sank. The rescued crew which were exhausted and visibly tired, were taken onboard and provided with first aid and initial assistance by the ICG ship.

As the ICG ship was on forward area patrol, the ship handed over the rescued fishermen to other fishing boat operating in the vicinity for passage to Okha. The boat is likely to reach Okha by evening or morning 08 November 2021.

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