New Delhi: The Indian Coast Guard has rescued 10 Myanmar fishermen trapped in the Andaman Sea for 10 days. A security force officer said on Saturday that the fishermen were swimming in a fleet made of empty container drums after their Malaysia-bound boat sank. He said the fishermen were rescued from 14 nautical miles south of Car Nicobar Islands on Friday and handed over to the local police.
The official informed that his boat sank in the Andaman Sea on the way to Malaysia. Still, all the 10 crew members managed to survive while swimming on the fleet. He said the Coast Guard came to know about the fishermen and evacuated them safely on Friday. Just a few days ago, the Indian Coast Guard had caught a Pakistani boat from Indian water in the offshore region of Gujarat, which had 10 crew members.
The boat was named Yasin and was apprehended by the Coast Guard during an operation. On 15th September last year, the Coast Guard had caught a Pakistani boat from Indian water in the offing region of Gujarat in a similar operation, which was carrying 12 crew members.