Mangaluru: Cylinder blast at sea - Eleven fishermen rescued

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 11: A cylinder kept in a fisheries boat exploded when the boat was in the middle of the sea. The 11 fishermen in the boat who faced peril, were saved by the Coastal Security Force.

A fishing boat of Tamil Nadu origin was undertaking fishing about 140 nautical miles off the Mangaluru port when the boat caught fire after a gas cylinder went off.

The people in the boat immediately contacted the Coast Guard.

Two patrol boats of the Coastal Security Force at Mumbai, Sachet and Sujith, were rushed to help the fishermen. A Dornier aircraft was also deployed to locate the boat faster. The officials not only located the boat but also established communication with the fishermen facing danger and instilled courage and confidence in them. By then, two Coast Guard boats reached the spot. First aid was provided to a fisherman who had suffered serious injuries before shifting the fishermen to the Coast Guard boat.

The injured fisherman and other three have been brought to New Mangalore port where they have been admitted into the Wenlock Hospital.






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