VIJAYAWADA: The six fishermen who had gone missing from the coast of Machilipatnam on June 16 and were rescued 300 km south of Haldia port in West Bengal by Coast Guard, will be brought back to Vijayawada on July 6.
According to fisheries department officials, the six fishermen were rescued on July 3 and brought to Haldia on July 4. Deputy director of fisheries VV Krishna Murthy, who went to Haldia on the directions of the commissioner of fisheries, made arrangements for transporting the six fishermen to Vijayawada.
They left Howrah on Coromandel Superfast express and are expected to reach Vijayawada by 10:30 am on Monday. Of the six, two are from Gilakaladindi in Machilipatnam mandal of Krishna district, one from Prakasam district and the remaining three from Nellore district. Once they reach Vijayawada, they will be taken to their native places.
Meanwhile, the Coast Guard, which had rescued the fishermen, had towed their fishing boat to Paradeep port and the boat owner Odugu Vasanta Rao has been asked to get it back from Paradeep.