Kaup, May 17, 2021: All nine men on board the Coromandel Express Tug which was stranded nearly five nautical miles away from the Kaup Light House have been rescued on May 17, Monday in a joint operation by the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard.
A speed boat, Varaha vessel and Helicopter were pressed into service for the rescue operation. If 4 of the stranded men were rescued by a helicopter, 5 others were rescued using a speed boat. All the rescued men are being brought to the NMPT through a Coast Guard ship Varaha.
A medical team is on stand-by there to check the health of the rescued nine persons.
#CycloneTauktae In a coordinated operation by @IndiaCoastGuard & @IndianNavy all the 9 crew of Tug Coromandal supporter IX grounded off Mulki rocks #Karnataka were saved. While 5 crew were rescued by #ICG ship Varaha Gemini boat, 4 were airlifted by IN ALH. pic.twitter.com/NgT3e1T0lm— Indian Coast Guard (@IndiaCoastGuard) May 17, 2021
Mullah Khan is the captain of the stranded tug while Gaurav Kumar is the second captain. Others who were in the tug are Shantanu A V, Rahul, Deepak, Prashanth, Tushar, Lakshminarayan and Ahmed.