Karachi, January 15, 2017 (PPI-OT): After a successful operation, rescue team of Pakistan Navy saved the lives of 18 fishermen from a fishing boat in distress near Ormara Coast. The fishing vessel ‘Al-Rehman’ had sailed from Karachi on 25 Dec 16 with 18 fishermen onboard, lost propulsion as both of its engines had become defective. 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 onboard 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 and Rescue Operation onboard the rescue craft.
After nearly 3-hours of teamwork, all 18 fishermen were rescued from the sinking boat. The rescued fishermen were severely dehydrated from the ordeal. They were brought to Pakistan Navy Jinnah Naval Base at Ormara and given vital medical care as well as much needed nourishment.
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