In a swift and prompt operation, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) rescued lives of four fishermen from a stranded fishing boat near Musal Island in Gulf of Mannar. According to an official release, Coastal Security Guard (CSG), Chennai informed the Coast Guard that one mechanised fishing boat with four crew was stranded off Musal Theevu in approximate position 12 NM south of Pamban. It was reportedly drifting from land due to engine failure.
Immediately, Indian Coast Guard Station, Mandapam deployed hovercraft for the Operation. The Indian Fishing Boat was located by the hovercraft south of Musal Theevu island with four stranded fishermen.