Malappuram: The Indian Coast Guard in a joint operation rescued 24 stranded fishermen in rough seas off Kerala coast. The search was on for more 31 fishermen.
The ICG, in a release, said at least 55 fishermen on board 14 boats were in distress close to the Kerala coast after deterioration of weather since Sunday.
The missing fishing boats are from Ponnani, Kayamkulam, Alappuzha, Munambam and Azhikode harbours of Kerala.
The Indian Coast Guard Dornier aircraft and Chetak Helicopter along with Coast Guard ship ICGS Samar, ICGS Vikram, ICGS Aryaman and interceptor boat C-144 are undertaking extensive sea-air coordinated search at sea.
@IndiaCoastGuard Maritime Rescue coord Sub Centre Kochi coordinated rescue of 24 fishermen reported to be in distress along Kerala coast due adverse weather conditions. Search efforts for 31 missing fishermen in progress by #ICG #MEW #CSP and local fishermen @DefenceMinIndia pic.twitter.com/b2vsfZ6BMz
— Indian Coast Guard (@IndiaCoastGuard) September 7, 2020