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    7 fishermen rescued off Tillanchong island

    April20/ 2022
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    Port Blair: Seven fishermen were rescued off Tillanchong island after their boat broke down in the sea, officials said on Friday.

    The Coast Guard regional headquarters in Port Blair received a distress signal on June 30, following which the rescue operation was launched, they said.

    Besides a ship and offshore patrol vehicles, the Coast Guard deployed an aircraft to locate the boat, they said.

    The boat was located on Thursday off Tillanchong island, following a day of search and the seven fishermen were rescued.

    The rescued fishermen were safe, a Coast Guard spokesperson said.

    The boat reported machinery breakdown due to a defect in the gear box, he said.


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