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Indian Coast Guard rescues 27 Bangladeshi fishermen stuck in boat in Bay of Bengal
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Indian Coast Guard rescues 27 Bangladeshi fishermen stuck in boat in Bay of Bengal

| @Indiablooms | 06 Apr 2024, 03:31 pm

In a swift operation, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) rescued 27 Bangladeshi fishermen on April 4 April, stranded on their fishing boat at sea.

"At about 1130 hrs on April 4, 2024, Indian Coast Guard Ship Amogh during patrol at Indo-Bangladesh International Maritime Border Line (IMBL), sighted a Bangladeshi fishing boat (BFB) Sagar II, adrift inside Indian waters.  ICG ship launched boarding team to investigate," read the statement issued by the Indian government.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the boat had a steering gear breakdown for the last two days and had been adrift since then, which led to the boat drifting inside Indian waters.

The BFB  had 27 crew/fishermen onboard.

The Indian Coast Guard technical team  tried to identify and rectify the defect, but it was observed  that  the rudder of the boat was completely damaged and could not be repaired at sea.

"As the sea state and weather conditions were conducive, it was decided that the distressed boat will be towed to the Indo- Bangladesh IMBL and  handed over to  another Bangladeshi fishing boat operating across IMBL or to Bangladesh Coast Guard Ship, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Indian Coast Guard and Bangladesh Coast Guard," the statement said.

In the Meantime Indian Coast Guard Regional Headquarters at Kolkata established communication with Bangladesh Coast Guard and informed them about the incident and plan of action. Bangladesh Coast Guard Ship (BCGS) Kamaruzzaman was deployed by BCG for towing of BFB.

BCG Ship Kamaruzzaman arrived near the IMBL at about 1845 hrs on 4th April 24.

ICGS Amogh handed over the 27 Bangladeshi fishermen along with their boat to BCG ship Kamaruzzaman.

"The operation reflects the commitment of Indian Coast Guard towards safeguarding precious lives at sea against all odds. Such successful Search and Rescue operations will not only strengthen the regional SAR structure but also enhances the international cooperation with neighbouring countries," the statement said.

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