Indian Navy deploys its surface and air assets for search and rescue of missing fishermen at sea off coast of Mangalore

Indian Navy has deployed its surface and air assets for the search and rescue of missing fishermen at sea off the coast of Mangalore. It was reported that an Indian fishing boat with 14 fishermen embarked had suffered a collision with a Singapore flag merchant ship yesterday. While two rescued fishermen have been shifted to safety ashore, three bodies have been recovered so far. The search is on for the remaining nine fishermen.
Two Indian Naval Ships along with naval aircraft from Goa have been deployed in the area to augment search and rescue efforts of Coast Guard vessels. INS Subhadra, a patrol vessel had sailed from Karwar to assist in the rescue efforts and it arrived on scene today. Two specialist diving teams are undertaking snag line search in the area to locate the sunk fishing craft.


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