Mangaluru: A fisherman who had fallen off a fishing vessel at sea wasrescued by a passing merchant ship under directions from New Mangalore Port with assistance from Indian Coast Guard.
NMPT officials immediately located a merchant ship ‘MT Pacific Lagoon’ which was close by to the distress area. They then directed the ship to recover the man who had fallen overboard. After ‘MT Pacific Lagoon’ complied with the request and retrieved the man, it has been directed to approach NMPT harbour mouth for disembarkation of the rescued fisherman. NMPT also liaised for providing tug, according to sources from the Indian Coast Guard.
The person rescued has been identified as Nagraj and he had reportedly fallen overboard from the fishing boat ‘Krishan Maruti’.