Indian Navy Rescues 36 Fishermen Stranded in Bay of Bengal

New Delhi: The Indian Navy rescued 36 Indian fishermen who were stranded in the Bay of Bengal.

They were rescued by Indian Naval Ship, INS Khanjar.

According to a statement of the Indian Navy spokesperson, the INS Khanjar deployed in the Bay of Bengal, safely brought back 36 Indian fishermen stranded 130 nautical miles from the Tamil Nadu coast.

These fishermen were onboard three fishing vessels, Sabarainathan, Kalaivani and V Sami.

The 36 fishermen onboard these fishing vehicles were from Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu. They were stranded at sea for over two days due to rough weather conditions, without fuel, provisions and engine breakdown.

The fishing boats were towed for more than 30 hours, so that they could safely return to the Chennai harbour on Friday.

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