Kaup: All nine stranded crew members of tugboat 'Coromondel' rescued


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, May 17: Indian Navy along with the Indian Coast Guard in a mission, rescued all the nine crew members of the tugboat 'Coromondel' which got stranded after hitting rocks off Mulky coast here on Sunday, May 16. The rescue operation took place on Monday, May 17. 

According to the Indian Coast Guard DIG S B Venkatesh, all nine crew members were rescued. He also informed that the mission was completed.

The Indian Air Force as well as local police played a part in the rescue operations. 


Indian Coast Guard DIG S B Venkates in discussion with district administration

It is said that with help of Indian Navy helicopter and a ship of Indian Coast Guard, all the nine members of the tugboat were rescued.

“Five members were rescued by the speed boat of Indian Coast Guard and four people were airlifted by the aircraft of the Indian Navy, which arrived from Cochin in the morning on Monday,” informed deputy commissioner Dr Rajendra KV. 

Speaking to the media, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel said, "From the past three days, the Indian Coast Guard, district administration and NMPT authorities have made immense efforts to trace the missing tugboat. Finally, through the WhatsApp message of members in the tugboat, they were traced. They were 6 kilometres away from Kaup. Their boat was trapped in between the rocks. Yesterday, an Indian Coast Guard ship tried to reach the boat, but, due to heavy tides and wind, they could not go too close to the tugboat. After bringing the issue to the notice of defence minister Rajanath Singh, two helicopters of the Indian Navy were sought for the rescue operations.

"Yesterday, the helicopters left from Goa but due to the heavy wind, it could not reach the destination. Later, they contacted the Indian Navy in Cochin for helicopters. As it was night, it was very difficult for the helicopters to fly. Today morning, five members were rescued by the speed boat of the Indian Coast Guard and four people were airlifted by the aircraft of the Indian Navy. Four people were admitted to the hospital in NMPT. Five people are coming to shore in a ship. I thank Coast Guard DIG, district In-charge minister, and deputy commissioner Dr Rajendra KV. MLA Bharath Shetty also cooperated in the operation. I also thank the chief minister and home minister for their cooperation."

All nine crew members have been shifted to the hospital. The men have been identified as Laxminarayan (24), son of Aravinda Mahatho, Bihar; Tushar Vishwas (29), West Bengal, Gowrav Kumara (27), Bihar; Moyjuddin Moli (40), Durga Noorpur, Ramnagar, West Bengal; Prashanth (29), Tamil Nadu; Rued Ahmed (26), Uttar Pradesh; Rahul Ahmed (26), Uttar Pradesh; Shantanu, West Bengal; Deepak (22), Tamil Nadu. 

Chief minister B S Yediyurappa, in a tweet, thanked Coast Guard as well as others who took part in the rescue operation. 







 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Thank god they are saved .. I appreciate the Indian Navy and the local leaders who acted in escalating the matter with Sri Rajnath singhji .. Thank god we have an active Govt functioning which is trying to do its best ..Not that they have not failed in certain areas ..but they are doing their best .. NEver heard of such rescue operations before 2014 .

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  • VR, Udupi

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Good job by ICG and IN. I think, time to handover the current airport to the Navy and Coast Guard. I think there is a new coast guard training center coming up not too far and so, they can fully use the current airport and the buildings for training and other purposes. A new airport can be built nearby mostly on a government owned land. Even a 800 acre land is sufficient to build a 10,000 feet runway, with taxiway and possibly a secondary parallel runway if well designed.

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  • rahul, mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    modi hai to mumkin hai....

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  • nayak, mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    thanks to yediurappa..

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Thank God.. all are safe.. Most of the cases boat sinks after any accident. Time is not good because of cyclone as well

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Coast guards have put their life in risk & saved the crew , credit our CM & MP are trying to take .. Wahh. should have sent aMP on that boat to see how sea tosses the boat 7 how coast put thier life in risk

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Distracted the Government from their fight against Covid ...

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  • jagdish, mumbai

    Mon, May 17 2021

    jossey very nice..

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Salute to Indian Coast Guard for their rescue operation.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Salute to Indian Coast Guard for their brave work.

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  • Reshma, Mumbai

    Mon, May 17 2021

    We never seen a rescue missions like this before 2014.

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  • sanjay, karkala

    Mon, May 17 2021

    thanks modi....

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Please levy them all the costs involved for the rescue operation. They just disregarded the government warnings and ventured into the sea!!!

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