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Six Sri Lankan fishermen rescued from rough seas: Coast Guard

Six Sri Lankan fishermen were rescued from rough seas on Sunday morning in a coordinated operation between Indian Coast Guard”s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) and merchant vessel MV YM Summit.

In a statement issued here, the Coast Guard said the merchant vessel was on her way to Visakhapatnam when she sighted a capsised fishing boat with six survivors atop, approximately 170 nautical miles east of Chennai.

The merchant vessel transmitted the information to MRCC, Mumbai, which shared it with MRCC, Chennai for further coordination, the statement said.

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