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    Second rescue in consecutive days

    In another operation Indian Coast Guard rescued a fishing boat Rajlaxmi which had onboard flooding, carrying 06 fishermen. At 1130 hrs on 22 Dec 19, ICGS Shoor responded to a distress call received from fishing boat Rajlaxmi which was flooding onboard about 41 Nm from the coast close to International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) with Pakistan and rescued the boat. 

    The boat was shipping in water through 6 inch crack in hull and was flooded upto one and half meter, tilting to one side. ICGS Shoor carried out deflooding and sealed the cracks using damage control equipment. 

    After stopping the ingress completely and making the boat upright, the engine was started. The fishermen were provided with fresh water and provisions and boat was directed to proceed to nearest harbour Jakhau for permanent repairs.

    This is the second such operation in two consecutive days. Earlier on Saturday night, FB Vismita with 06 crews was rescued by ICGS C-445.

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