Naval ship traces 9 missing Kerala fishermen off Lakshadweep

A Navy ship on Monday located a fishing boat with nine crew members, reportedly missing from Kochi for the last 15 days, off Lakshadweep, a defence spokesman in Kochi said.

The boat, ‘Island Queen’, was located by ‘INS Kolkata’ 132 nautical miles north of Kavaratti in Lakshadweep.

They have been provided with food and water.

“All of them are safe.. They are coming on their own boat to Kochi”, he said.

The vessel was reportedly missing for last 15 days and a request was received from local administration to search for it.

The naval ship continued with them for some time before going in for another rescue operation, he said.

(Agencies)

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