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Pakistan navy says rescued 12 Indian fishermen stranded on boat that developed snag

The Pakistan Navy claimed that about eight days back its ship PNS Alamgir delivered assistance to the Indian fishermen travelling on the ‘ST Mars’ boat

india Updated: Apr 29, 2018 22:52 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Karachi
Pakistan navy,Indian fishermen,PNS Alamgir
An Indian fishing boat is seen in the Arabian Sea. (AP File/Representative Purpose)

The Pakistan Navy on Sunday said it had delivered “medical and humanitarian assistance” to 12 Indian fishermen on a boat which was lost at sea after developing engine trouble.

The Pakistan Navy in a press release claimed that about eight days back its ship PNS Alamgir delivered assistance to the Indian fishermen travelling on the ‘ST Mars’ boat.

“The fishermen were close to running out of food and water after their boat developed engine problems eight days back. Despite repeated appeals, no Indian boat had come to their rescue,” the release said.

It said there were 12 Indian fishermen on the ST Mars and medical and other assistance was provided to them on humanitarian grounds.

The Pakistan Navy said it also delivered food and medical supplies and helped the fishermen repair the boat.

First Published: Apr 29, 2018 21:14 IST