Port Blair, July 14: The Police Marine Force (PMF) under the Andaman & Nicobar Police rescued atleast four persons in two different cases, who were in distress at sea. On 13th July 2015, a message was received at 10.06 Hrs by Shri Nageshwar Rao who had informed that an fishing dinghy with three on board had left for fishing early in the morning from Panighat towards Burmanallah. The engine dinghy had developed some fault and was stranded at Burmanallah sea, waiting for help.
Immediately upon receiving the message, the PMF sent a message to MV Tarak which was stationed at sea. MV Tarak reached the spot and helped the people in distress by rescuing three persons namely B. Nageshwar Rao, 44, Adinarayan, 55 and S Umashankar 53 along with the boat. The boat and the men in distress along with the boat were reached at Panighat safely.
In yet another incident that took place at Bambooflat Jetty in which a person named Shanmugam R/o Hopetown fell off board the vehicle ferry MV Pillopanja at 1250 pm today. Immediately upon noticing the person, Police Constable Ashraf of PMF Unit along with PC Sumit both posted at PS Bambooflat risked their lives and managed to rescue the drowning person using a FRB Dinghy.
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