Mumbai, Apr 8 (PTI) Indian Navy rescued nine crew members of an Indian boat last afternoon about 20 nautical miles north west of Karwar, said an official communication of the Indian Navy today.

“While on a routine mission, INS Subhadra spotted an Indian fishing boat – Jay Vittal- yesterday, about 20 nautical miles North West of Karwar. The boat, along with nine crew members, was 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,” an Indian Navy spokesperson stated.

“The boat was then handed over to Coastal Security Police at Karwar for further assistance and coordination. The boat is undergoing repairs at Karwar fishing harbor,” said the Naval officer.

All crew members of “Jay Vittal” are safe, the officer said.

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