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Coast Guard rescues 198 TN fishermen stranded at sea

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Coast Guard has rescued 198 fishermen and 18 fishing boats belonging from off the western coast following the devastation caused by cyclone Ockhi.

Coast Guard along with the other central agencies are currently engaged in the search and rescue operation of the fishermen, who reportedly went missing in sea following cyclone Ockhi which had a devastating effect in Kanyakumari district and in Kerala.

"Eighteen fishing boats and 198 fishermen from have taken safe shelter in and Mincioy Group of Islands (western coast)," an official release said.

Currently, two aircrafts from Coast Guard, ICGS Aadesh along with two other ships were undertaking "a sea and air" coordinated search off the Kanyakumari coast.

In the eastern seaboard region, the release said, nine ships and two aircrafts were taking up search and rescue operations.

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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 22:20 IST