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Cyclone Kyarr: Coast Guard escorts 2100 fishing boats to safety along West Coast

Our Bureau Mangaluru | Updated on October 26, 2019 Published on October 26, 2019

Indian Coast Guard (ICG), which has stepped up efforts for search and rescue of fishermen stranded in the wake of Cyclone Kyarr, has so far rescued 19 fishermen and escorted more than 2100 fishing boats to safety at various ports along the West Coast.

A press release by the ICG in Mangaluru said here on Saturday that 10 ICG ships have been deployed for locating the fishing boats and rendering assistance to stranded fisherman in affected areas along the impact areas of cyclones. It said the four ICG Dornier have been tasked for area scan and to locate stranded fishing boats.

It said that these efforts of ICG units resulted in safely escorting more than 2100 boats of various states stranded in the wake of the cyclone. Of them, 500 boats of Gujarat have taken shelter at Rajapuri in Maharashtra, and 197 boats of Maharashtra have been sheltered at Ratnagiri. It said that 700 boats of other states have been sheltered at Goa, and Karwar, Udupi and New Mangalore in Karnataka, and 80 boats of Kerala have taken shelter at Maharashtra.

ICG units are maintaining close coordination with fisheries authorities and other stakeholders for search and rescue of missing and stranded fishing boats, it said.

 

 

Published on October 26, 2019
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