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Pakistan Navy Rescues Fishermen Near Churna Island

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Karachi, June 13, 2012 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Navy has rescued 21 fishermen onboard a fishing boat Bin Muhammad II capsized near Churna island in the Arabian Sea today.

Upon receiving distress call from the fishing boat, Pakistan Navy immediately mobilized its three ships PNS Shamsheer, PNS Alamgir and PNS Zulfiqar along with two helicopters operating in the area to undertake search and rescue operation.

The rescue team spotted the fishing boat and after hectic operation spanning over three hours, rescued all 21 fishermen onboard. The rescued persons were shifted to PN ship Alamgir where they were given necessary medical treatment and food. Later, the ship sailed for Karachi along with the rescued fishermen.

For more information, contact:
Lieutenant Commander Shakeel Ahmad
Assistant Director
Directorate of Public Relations
Pakistan Navy
Tel: +9221 2006 3210
Cell: +92333 217 1764 and +92300 217 1038

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