Cyclone: Coast guards rescue crew from sinking boat
Chennai: The Indian Coast Guard rescued eight crew members of a sinking boat off Tuticorin on Wednesday as the city was witnessing heavy storms.
A defence release said at about 0230 hrs early this morning, the
Maritime Rescue Sub Centre (MRSC) Tuticorin received information
regarding flooding onboard Indian fishing boat Tharuvaikulam with
eight crew members.
ICGS C-432 was deployed for assisting the stranded vessel. The
rescue team deflooded the engine room and necessary repairs
were undertaken to stop further flooding in the boat.
Timely action by ICG team provided much succour to the crew and
the boat was successfully towed to the Tuticorin harbour.