102 Myanmarese fishermen rescued so far from A&N

Since March 19, the MRCC Port Blair had launched a massive search and rescue operation in Andaman Sea.

Published: 28th March 2011 12:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:46 PM   |  A+A-


Staff of the Indian Coast Guard Ship Durgabai Deshmukh with some of the Myanmarese fishermen, who were rescued from A&N - Express

PORT BLAIR: The Indian Coast Guard, with the help of Andaman and Nicobar Police and Civil Administration, has so far rescued 102 Myanmarese National from Andaman Sea.

Since March 19, when Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) of Yangon alerted MRCC of Port Blair about Myanmarese fishermen being washed away alongwith their bamboo rafts due to prevailing severe inclement weather conditions, the MRCC Port Blair had launched a massive search and rescue operation in Andaman Sea.

In ongoing search and rescue operation, the ICG has saved 102 distressed lives of Myanmarese nationals till Sunday. ICGS Aruna Asaf Ali handed over 45 rescued Myanmarese nationals to local administration on March 25 and ICGS Durgabai Deshmukh entered Port Blair with 9 rescued Myanmarese nationals and handed over them to local administration on Sunday, Commandant B K Singh, the Public Relations Officer of A & N Coast Guard Region, told Express on Sunday.

He said that a team from Coast Guard District Head Quarter-9, Diglipur, also   rescued 10 Myanmarese during a search conducted at Caddle Bay since Saturday night and all rescued Myanmarese were handed over to local administration.

All rescued personnel have been given first aid, medical care, he added.

According to media reports from Myanmar, it is feared that nearly 3500 are still missing since a tropical storm on March 14-16.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp