Indian Navy Provides Assistance to Fishing Boat
At about 1515 hrs on 07 April 2018, while on a routine mission, INS Subhadra spotted an Indian fishing boat - Jay Vittal, about 20 nautical miles North West of Karwar. The boat alongwith nine crew members were stranded at sea since the main engines had stopped working. Upon request of the (Tamil speaking) boat crew, INS Subhadra towed the stranded fishing boat to safety, close to Karwar harbour. The boat was then handed over to Coastal Security Police at Karwar at about 2000 hrs for further assistance and coordination. The boat is undergoing repairs at Karwar fishing harbour. All crew members of Jay Vittal are safe and plan to proceed for fishing again, after the boat is repaired.