Mangaluru, Sep 27, 2023: During a maritime emergency, Vasanth, a fisherman, found himself in a dire situation while fishing 36 nautical miles offshore form Mangaluru port. Fortunately, the Indian Coast Guard swiftly came to his rescue, ensuring his safety and well-being.
The incident unfolded when Vasanth, the fisherman in question, fell seriously ill while on board the fishing vessel "Baby Mary 4." Vasanth had set out on a fishing expedition on a Tuesday, but by 3:20 in the afternoon, he began experiencing alarming symptoms, including chest pain and difficulty breathing, necessitating immediate medical attention.
Recognizing the gravity of the situation, the crew aboard the fishing boat immediately reached out to the Indian Coast Guard for assistance. A nearby fishing vessel named "Sultania" also relayed information about Vasanth’s deteriorating health condition through a distress call.
Upon receiving this distress call, the district headquarters of the Indian Coast Guard sprang into action. They swiftly organized a rescue operation to come to Vasanth’s aid. Coast Guard personnel, operating from their interceptor boat C-446, which was patrolling the sea, promptly reached Vasanth’s fishing vessel.
Upon arrival, the Coast Guard team administered crucial first aid to Vasanth. To ensure his swift access to medical care and recovery, emergency medical services were coordinated by the Marine Rescue Sub Center (MRSC) at the local jetty. This collaborative effort involved the active participation of the Mangalore Fisheries Department and the New Mangalore Port Authority.
Following these initial medical interventions, Vasanth was safely transferred to a private hospital in Mangalore for further treatment, marking a successful sea rescue operation conducted by the Indian Coast Guard.