Six seagoing fishermen who were stranded
mid-sea for past 24 hours were rescued and brought to safety by coast guard
The distressed fishermen the fishing
vessel carrying them were caught in rough sea. The coast guard Rajkiran coast
guard ship sighted them about 9 nautical miles off Paradip coast.
The CG personnel undertook the search and
rescue operation and successfully saved the fishermen's lives, said CG
The fishing vessel was toppled upside
down. It was caught in rough sea and was drifting on the seawaters without
direction. As the seawater was unsteady and wavering, the fishing vessel had
failed to negotiate the rough sea condition. The windy weather had also made
the things worse for the vesselís crews, said CG official.
The ill-fated vessel has 7 crew members.
One of them is still missing. Search operation is still going on to trace the
After the rescue act, the vessel and its
crew members were towed back safely to Paradip.
It is disturbing to note that that
fishermen are risking their lives by venturing into sea despite the fact they
have been warned not to undertake fishing voyage because of unsteady sea
condition, said Paradip marine fisheries officials.