Visakhapatnam: Indian Coast Guard has brought 10 Indian fishermen who were rescued from Maldivian waters to Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
“These fishermen had ventured into the sea from Thengapatnam (near Kanyakumari, TN) on April 16. Subsequently, their boat developed engine failure and they were adrift without any help for 05 days,” ICG said.
The fishermen were rescued by MV Furious on April 26.
Based on information received at Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC), ICGS Vigraha was dispatched to embark these rescued fishermen from the merchant vessel transiting off Campbell Bay in the A&N islands.
Out of the ten fishermen, 08 belong to the state of Kerala (Vizhinjam) and 02 are from Tamil Nadu (Kanyakumari).
A preliminary medical examination of all ten rescued fishermen was carried out onboard the Coast Guard ship and all were found to be in a healthy state.