PN rescues 18 fishermen in extreme distress conditions

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APP38-15 KARACHI: January 15 – Pakistan Navy rescue team successfully saved the lives of 18 fishermen from sinking fishing boat near Ormara Coast. APP

ISLAMABAD, Jan 15 (APP): After a successful operation,
rescue team of Pakistan Navy (PN) helped save the lives of
18 fishermen from a fishing boat in distress near Ormara Coast.
The fishing vessel `Al-Rehman’ had sailed from Karachi on
Dec 25, 2016 with 18 fishermen on-board, lost propulsion as
both of its engines had become defective, PN press release
stated here on Sunday.
On receipt of distress message at Jinnah Naval Base Ormara
from the fishing boat in distress that boat was heavily flooded
and would sink with 18 souls on-board if not rescued swiftly,
Pakistan Navy rescue team was promptly dispatched to the scene
of incident.
Pakistan Navy rescue team faced heavy swells, strong chilly
winds and extremely poor visibility throughout the operation.
Commander Jinnah Naval Base personally oversaw the execution of
the search & rescue operation on-board the rescue craft.
After nearly 3-hour of teamwork, all 18 fishermen were rescued
from the sinking boat.
The rescued fishermen were severely dehydrated from the
ordeal.
They all were brought to Pakistan Navy Jinnah Naval Base at
Ormara and given vital medical care as well as much needed
nourishment.