Missing Tamil Nadu fishermen rescued by Myanmar Navy: Minister


Chennai, September 14

At least 9 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu who went lacking almost two months in the past have been rescued by the Myanmar Navy and steps have been initiated for his or her return dwelling, state Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar mentioned on Monday.

The fishermen, who set sail on July 23 in a deep-sea fishing vessel from town, have been presupposed to return by August 7 and a multi-agency coordination together with the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard was launched to seek for them, he mentioned.

The state authorities, by the External Affairs Ministry, requested the assistance of neighbouring Myanmar, Thailand and Bangladesh of their search, he mentioned in a launch.

Subsequently, the fishermen have been positioned by the Myanmar Navy there on Monday morning and have been “safely rescued” and introduced ashore.

The Indian mission in Myanmar has knowledgeable that the fishermen have been doing nicely and supplied with meals and different services, the minister mentioned.

“Due steps have been initiated by the Tamil Nadu government to bring back the fishermen home soon,” he added. PTI



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