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Gujarat: Navy rescues 400 stranded people; Coast Guard saves 7 fishermen

The boat had lost power due to a breakdown and had got grounded off Vanak Bara in the sea and was about to sink.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
Updated: September 15, 2021 2:21:13 am
Indian coast guard, fishermen rescued, Diu, Diu fishermen rescued, Diu sea, india news, Indian expressAll seven crew members were airlifted. (File)

Around 400 people have been rescued by teams of the Indian Navy who have been deployed in wake of incessant rainfall in Jamnagar, official sources said on Tuesday.

Five teams comprising 75 personnel were deputed from INS Valsura at the request of the district administration to assist the civil administration in rescuing stranded people from various parts of Jamnagar city, stated an official release.

The six boats deployed by the Navy for evacuating people, rescued close to 400 people including a pregnant woman. In addition, a food distribution team was deputed which distributed food to around 600 stranded people on September 13 night. Further, one more team with food packets was deputed on Tuesday morning for distributing food and water to more than 300 people at three locations, the release added.

Meanwhile, the Indian Coast Guard on September 13 rescued seven fishermen from a sinking boat in the sea near the Union Territory of Diu, official sources said.

On receiving a distress call from the local administration about a stranded boat off Vanak Bara in Diu at 8 pm on September 13, an indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) was immediately dispatched from the Porbandar base in Gujarat, located about 175 kilometres away from Diu.

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