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Indian Coast Guard rescues 10 Bangladeshi fishermen from Bay of Bengal

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 20th August, 2022 11:41:13 PM
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The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) rescued 10 Bangladeshi fishermen from the Bay of Bengal on Saturday. The Indian Coast Guard ship Anmol rescued the Bangladeshi fishermen 12 nautical miles from the International Maritime Boundary (IMB) with Bangladesh in an operation which was continuing for the last two days.

The search for the remaining two missing Bangladeshi fishermen is in progress  with ICG ships and aircraft, said the ICG in a tweet.

It also coordinated the rescue of 18 crew members of an Indian fishing boat in coordination with the local fishermen and the fisheries authorities.

The fishermen had got caught in the cyclonic weather which started on 19th August. The ICG ship Anmol sighted the 10 Bangladeshi fishermen near the Bhangaduni Island on the morning of Saturday, 20 August. After rescuing them, they were given first aid and provided food and water. The rescued fishermen told ICG that they had left Mongla on 16th August and they were caught in cyclonic weather. Their boat with 12 fishermen on it capsized on 19th August due to gusty winds prevailing in the area.

The rescued fishermen are being brought to Haldia for further formalities to return them back to Bangladesh.

Source: All India Radio