Nine Indian fishermen undertook an arduous sea
journey from Yemen across the Arabian sea to flee from their sponsor and
arrived here at Cochin port aided by the coastguards during the last leg of the
sailing for about 130 kilometers.
The fishermen made
it with just 500 liters of fuel left half a bag of onions lot of luck and
relatively Calm Ocean.
voyaged 4000 kilometers in a boat meant for fishing
from Tamil Nadu and two from Kerala pulled off a daring escape stealing their
master’s boat voyaging ten days to cover 4000 kilometers of open and rough sea
in a boat meant for fishing and crossing ocean.
The boat Al Thiraya
as it was nearing Lakshdweep islands close to Cochin port was boarded by
coastguard personnel who assisted them in the last leg of the journey.
The fishermen from
Tamil Nadu and Kerala left Tiruvananthapuram late last year in search of green
shore but were harassed by the Yemeni employers. They were exploited for over
ten months. They decided to take the plunge into the ocean and reach home.
secretly stocked food and fuel for the grueling journey; fishermen reported
safe and healthy
The nine men
secretly stocked food and fuel for the grueling journey. They took the master’s
boat and left the fishing harbor in Yemen on November 19th. They
somehow made to Cochin on November 29th.
encountered choppy seas especially near Somalia said one of the fishermen who
is currently lodged at the Cochin coastal police station for completing the
immigration formalities. All the fishermen had valid passports.
The fishermen were reported to be safe and
healthy. The boat was brought to Kochi and handed over to Coastal Police
Station (Fort Kochi) on Friday.