In a swift and heroic operation, the Indian Coast Guard rescued 11 fishermen whose boat caught fire off the coast of Kakinada in the Bay of Bengal. The incident occurred when a cooking gas cylinder exploded, engulfing a significant portion of the boat in flames. The Coast Guard, on patrol in the area, promptly alerted the shore rescue team, which swiftly responded and rescued the trapped fishermen.
Some fishermen reportedly jumped into the sea for safety, but all were successfully rescued by the Coast Guard personnel. The incident highlights the inherent risks faced by fishermen at sea and underscores the crucial role played by maritime rescue services in ensuring their safety.