The Indian Coast Guard has rescued 20 Bangladeshi fishermen who went missing in the deep sea due to cyclone Sitrang.
During the search and rescue operation of the Indian Coast Guard in the aftermath of the cyclone, a Dornier 228 MPA of the Indian Coast Guard spotted Bangladeshi fishermen floating in the sea another 90 nautical miles deep from the Bangladesh-India Maritime Boundary. They were floating in the middle of the sea as soon as the trawler sank in the fisherman. During this time, life rafts were dropped for them from the MPA of the Indian Coast Guard so that no one drowned.
Later, a merchant ship (Nanta Bhum), which went to Kolkata port from Port Clank in Malaysia, was asked by the Indian Coast Guard to rescue 20 Bangladeshi prisoners. After their rescue, the merchant ship handed them over to the remote Indian Coast Guard ship ICG Vijaya. The Indian Coast Guard will hand them over to the Bangladesh Coast Guard tomorrow.