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Coast Guard Launches Search & Rescue Operation to Locate Man Who Fell from Boat

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea on Friday as well. (AP Photo)

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea on Friday as well. (AP Photo)

Since the man could not be located after a long search, ICG has now launched an operation to find the survivor which is being coordinated by Indian Coast Guard MaritimeRescue Coordination Centre at Chennai, he said. "Coast Guard Region (North-East) have launched their surveillance aircraft and deployed its ships for the search of the missing fisherman," the ICG official said.

The Indian Coast Guard has launched a search and rescue operation by sea and air to locate a man who allegedly fell from a fishing boat near theInternational Maritime Boundary Line with Bangladesh, an ICG official said here. Coast Guard ship ICGS Vijaya, on receiving a distress message on September 6 from Indian fishing boat 'Joy Ma Durga'that a man had allegedly fallen from another boat named 'ShibDurga', altered its course to the most probable location where he could have fallen, the official said on Monday.

Since the man could not be located after a long search, ICG has now launched an operation to find the survivor which is being coordinated by Indian Coast Guard MaritimeRescue Coordination Centre at Chennai, he said. "Coast Guard Region (North-East) have launched their surveillance aircraft and deployed its ships for the search of the missing fisherman," the ICG official said.

The Coast Guard has also approached Maritime RescueCoordination Centre (MRCC), Dhaka for alerting their search and rescue agencies for rending assistance, since the incident occurred close to the IMBL, he said.

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first published:September 08, 2020, 13:25 IST