Indian Coast Guard rescues 24 passengers on tourist boat off Goa coast.


Panaji: Indian Coast Guard on Sunday averted a potential disaster near Mormugao Harbour in the late evening when it rescued 24 passengers and two crew members of tourist ferry boat Nerul Paradise which was caught into rough weather and fuel exhaustion.
The spokesman of Indian Coast Guard, in a media statement released on Monday, said that the tourist ferry boat Nerul Paradise with 24 passengers and two crew members was caught into rough weather with waves over three metres and was stranded due to fuel exhaustion off Goa coast.

“The marooned boat had sailed out from Panjim with tourists in the morning hours,” he said.

The spokesman said that the watchful eyes of Indian Coast Guard ship C-148, which was returning back from patrol, felt the signs of distress amongst passenger and responded swiftly.

“The ICG Vessel, braving the rough seas, reached the distressed vessel. A team was sent to the boat and personnel on board boat were calmed down with hope of faith.
The coast guard team stabilized the situation and brought the boat safely to harbour. On arrival all the passengers and crew members were provided with medical aid,” he said.

The rescue operation carried out under adverse weather conditions; has once again proved the valour of the Coast Guard personnel and their commitment to safegaurd every life in distress at sea, he said.



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