Bhubaneswar, July 7: An Indian Coast Guard ship on Sunday saved the lives of eight fishermen who were stranded at sea since June 21 on board a distressed Fishing Vessel off Odisha coast. According to reports, the boat has now been towed to safety at Paradip in Odisha. Indian Coast Guard Helicopter Rescues Army Man Off Goa Beach (Watch Video).

The Indian Coast Guard tweeted, “In yet another #Sea #Air coordinated #SAR amidst inclement weather & rough sea conditions @IndiaCoastGuard ship saved precious lives of 08 fishermen stranded at sea since 21st June onboard a distressed #FishingVessel off #Odisha coast. Boat towed to safety at #Paradip.” Indian Coast Guard Rescues Endangered Olive Ridley Turtle Entangled in Net Along Maritime Boundary With Pakistan (Watch Video).

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Similarly in April this year, the Coast Guard rescued eight fishermen off Porbandar coast in Gujarat following a distress call from them after their trawler was flooded. Coast Guard Ship C-445 reached the flooded boat in two hours and started rescue operations. The eight were saved and taken on board ICG C-445 safely and brought to Porbandar harbour.

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