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Coast Guard saves 8 fishermen from flooded boat off Guj coast

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The Sunday rescued eight fishermen off coast in following a distress call from them after their trawler was flooded.

A release said its ship received a distress call late Saturday night from the Indian fishing boat "Prabhu Sagar", with eight crew members on board.

Ship C-445 reached the flooded boat in two hours and started rescue operations, it said.

"Braving the rough sea and darkness, the ICG ship started de-flooding the boat by using submersible pumps. However, due to rough sea conditions, one wooden plank of the hull broke and the boat sank and the crew jumped into water," it said.

The eight were saved and taken on board ICG C-445 safely and brought to harbour early Sunday morning, it informed.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 13:40 IST
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