National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 05 December 2017
In a swift Sea – Air Co-ordinated Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations and Coast Guard’s resolve to return & re unite each fishermen with their loved ones, the Indian Coast Guard Ship on SAR Mission off Lakshdweep Island located 15 Fishing Vessels belonging to Kerala and Tamil Nadu with 184 fishermen onboard, 72 Nautical Miles Off Bitra (L&M) Islands. One severely dehydrated fishermen taken onboard for medical management.
All other fishermen provided with fresh drinking water & food. Ship is escorting all vessels to safer zone Off Lakshdweep & Minicoy Island. 12 Ships & 03 Aircrafts continues to be at sea off Kerala & Tamil Nadu Coast on extensive Search & Rescue Mission.
Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 17 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.