In a swift operation, Indian Coast Guard rescued a fishing boat Subhamurti which was under severe flooding onboard on 17 Jan 2020. A Distress call was received at Coast Guard Remote Operating Station Porbandar at about 0730 hrs from fishing boat Subhamurti carrying five fishermen regarding flooding onboard which was about 45 nautical miles off Porbandar.
A merchant ship MV Rahi which was in vicinity was diverted by Coast Guard to assist the distressed boat and Coast Guard ship C-143 was immediately sailed from Porbandar to render assistance. On arriving the datum, technical team of ICGS C-143 assessed the situation and arrested flooding by submersible pumps. Later, the team attended repairs. The boat was then directed to Porbandar harbour.
IFB Subhamurti safely entered Porbandar harbour at 2030 hrs on 17 Jan. A timely assistance by Indian Coast Guard thus saved five precious lives at sea.