Indian Navy deploys INS Nireekshak for underwater search of 9 missing fishermen
Three fishermen died, while two crew members were rescued by the Indian Navy after the ship ‘Rabah’ collided with a Singapore merchant vessel on April 13.
Indian Navy vessel Nireekshak recovers 3 bodies of missing fishermen on IFB vessel “ Rabah ” (Photo credits: twitter / @DefencePROkochi)
The Indian Navy deployed its specialist dive support, INS Nireekshak, to search and rescue nine missing fishermen from a Kerala-registered mechanized fishing vessel that, with 14 crew on board, capsized off the coast of the coast of Mangalore.
“Consolidating the ongoing search and rescue efforts for fishermen missing at sea off New Mangalore, the specialized dive support vessel – INS Nireekshak has been pushed into action by the Indian Navy to undertake rescue operations. scuba diving using specialized equipment and naval divers. April 16, ”the Indian Navy said in a statement.
Visual of the search and rescue operation (Photo credits: Abhishek Bhalla / India Today)
A press release said Indian Navy ships Tillanchang and Kalpeni as well as naval planes from Goa have been deployed to the area to bolster search and rescue efforts of Indian Coast Guard vessels.
“To assist with the rescue efforts, INS Subhadra, a patroller, left Karwar with a team of on-board divers. Two specialized dive teams undertook rigging searches in the area in order to locate the fishing vessel which had sunk, ”the press release said.
Meanwhile, three fishermen died, while two crew members were rescued after the boat ‘Rabah’ collided with a Singapore merchant vessel on April 13.
“Indian Navy vessel Nireekshak is recovering three bodies of missing fishermen on IFB vessel ‘Rabah’ which may enter Mangalore port at midnight on Friday to hand over the bodies,” the Indian Navy said.
INS Nireekshak recovers 3 bodies of missing fishermen from the IFB vessel ‘Rabah’ likely to enter Mangalore port at midnight on April 16 for having handed over the bodies of 2 policemen from Mangalore and will resume #SAR by AM17Apr for the 6 remaining bodies@indiannavy @SpokespersonMoD @Min_FAHD pic.twitter.com/VH9sDpHkGc
– PRO Defense Kochi (@DefencePROkochi) April 16, 2021
The Navy will resume search and rescue operations to locate the other six missing fishermen.
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