Over 250 Fishermen Rescued From Bay Of Bengal

bay-of-bengalKolkata: In one of the biggest search and rescue operations in the Bay of Bengal, over 250 fishermen in 18 fishing trawlers which had gone missing in the sea during rough weather have been rescued by the Coast Guard, officials said today. The Coast Guard has been doing a search and rescue operation to locate the missing fishing boats in the Bay of Bengal for the last 48 hours. “We have ensured safe return of 18 boats with about 254 fishermen to harbour,” officials said. Apart from diverting its ships patrolling at sea, additional surface and air assets have been pressed into service to augment the search. The operation is on for the last 48 hours and will continue till reports are received that all fishermen are safe, the officials said. Read the rest here   11:25

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