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The fishing boat was towed to the Thengaithittu harbour on Wednesday.— Photo: S.S. Kumar
The fishing boat was towed to the Thengaithittu harbour on Wednesday.— Photo: S.S. Kumar

The Indian Coast Guard Station, Puducherry, rescued six fishermen on Wednesday when their boat was stranded mid-sea. The boat was towed to the Thengaithittu harbour.

Commandant N. Somasundaram told The Hindu that a group of six fishermen from Solai Nagar fishing village had gone into sea in a non-mechanised fibre reinforced plastic boat with an outboard motor.

They left the harbour at 2.30 a.m. on Wednesday. They travelled around 10 nautical miles from the lighthouse when the boat developed some engine problem.

They raised an alarm and contacted the Fisheries Department. The department, in turn, alerted the Coast Guard at 7.30 a.m.

The Coast Guard interceptor boat located the fishing boat and towed it to Thengaithittu harbour at 12.15 p.m. None of the fishermen suffered any injury.

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