Coast Guard rescues 13 fishermen stranded in mid-sea

Nov 14, 2018, 13:40 IST | PTI

The Coast Guard rescued the fishermen and towed their boat to the nearest island of Bithra in Lakshadweep, he added

Coast Guard rescues 13 fishermen stranded in mid-sea
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Thirteen fishermen, stranded in mid-sea off Kerala coast for four days after their boat developed a snag, have been rescued by the Coast Guard.

The fishermen - five from Kerala, as many from Tamil Nadu and three from Nepal - had put out to sea in the boat from Kanyakumari, President of the International Fishermen Development Trust (INFIDET) P Justin Antony said here Tuesday.

While fishing, the boat developed a fault in the engine and began to drift around 250 nautical miles off Kochi, he said. The Coast Guard rescued the fishermen and towed their boat to the nearest island of Bithra in Lakshadweep, he added.

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