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PICS: Miraculous Escape of Fisherman Kanu in a Dramatic Mid Sea Rescue Operation

India | | July 17, 2019, 10:21 am
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 With life jacket tied around his waist, Rabindranath Das (Kanu) – a fisherman from Bengal’s South 24-Parganas district - not only braved rough sea but also kept himself alive by drinking rainwater for five days after his fishing trawler MV Nayan he was travelling capsized on July 6. (Image: Special Arrangement)

With life jacket tied around his waist, Rabindranath Das (Kanu) – a fisherman from Bengal’s South 24-Parganas district - not only braved rough sea but also kept himself alive by drinking rainwater for five days after his fishing trawler MV Nayan he was travelling capsized on July 6. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 On July 10, in a dramatic mid-sea operation, Rabindranath Das was rescued by a Bangladeshi vessel MV Jawad near Chittagong under the supervision of its Captain SM Nasir Uddin. (Image: Special Arrangement)

On July 10, in a dramatic mid-sea operation, Rabindranath Das was rescued by a Bangladeshi vessel MV Jawad near Chittagong under the supervision of its Captain SM Nasir Uddin. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 MV Jawad was carrying 25,000 tonnes of cargo from the port of Dhamra in Odisha to Chittagong in Bangladesh. (Image: Special Arrangement)

MV Jawad was carrying 25,000 tonnes of cargo from the port of Dhamra in Odisha to Chittagong in Bangladesh. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Rabindranath Das being rescued by a Bangladeshi vessel MV Jawad during a dramatic mid-sea operation. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Rabindranath Das being rescued by a Bangladeshi vessel MV Jawad during a dramatic mid-sea operation. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Das and his nephew Swapan were floating together for nearly three hours before he was rescued on July 10. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Das and his nephew Swapan were floating together for nearly three hours before he was rescued on July 10. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Das, a resident of Narayanpur area in Kakdwip in South 24-Parganas district, was on board trawler MV Nayan along with 14 other persons. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Das, a resident of Narayanpur area in Kakdwip in South 24-Parganas district, was on board trawler MV Nayan along with 14 other persons. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Rabindranath Das being rescued by a Bangladeshi vessel MV Jawad during a dramatic mid-sea operation. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Rabindranath Das being rescued by a Bangladeshi vessel MV Jawad during a dramatic mid-sea operation. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 After being rescued, Rabindranath was admitted at Chittagong hospital in Bangladesh. (Image: Special Arrangement)

After being rescued, Rabindranath was admitted at Chittagong hospital in Bangladesh. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 On July 13 with the help of Indian High Commission, he was sent to his home in West Bengal. (Image: Special Arrangement)

On July 13 with the help of Indian High Commission, he was sent to his home in West Bengal. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Since then (July 13) he was admitted at Kakdwip Super Specialty Hospital. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Since then (July 13) he was admitted at Kakdwip Super Specialty Hospital. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 He said, “During nights, I was attacked by fishes, crabs and some kind of reptiles. It was pitched dark everywhere. The water was freezing. They nibbled my body. I used to cry and scream out of fear. It was the scariest moment of my life. I don’t know how I survived. I would like to thank the crew members of the Bangladeshi ship who saved my life,” he said while adding that he started loving the sea more after this incident. (Image: Special Arrangement)

He said, “During nights, I was attacked by fishes, crabs and some kind of reptiles. It was pitched dark everywhere. The water was freezing. They nibbled my body. I used to cry and scream out of fear. It was the scariest moment of my life. I don’t know how I survived. I would like to thank the crew members of the Bangladeshi ship who saved my life,” he said while adding that he started loving the sea more after this incident. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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