11 October 2018
Bhubaneswar: Eight fishermen from Andhra Pradesh who were stranded in the sea near Gopalpur port in Ganjam district were rescued by a joint team of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and Indian Coast Guard late last night.
Odisha DGP RP Sharma informed that, nearly 35 fishing trawlers had left from Andhra Pradesh around four days back. They were stranded in the turbulent sea off Gopalpur shore, under the affect of cyclone 'Titli'.
They made a SOS call after which Ganjam Collector, Southern Range DIG, SPs of Ganjam and Berhampur jumped into action and launched a rescue operation with help of Indian Coast Guard and ODRAF. A trawler has capsized but all the persons on board were rescued.
Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi also called the control room in Berhampur last night and took stock of the situation. Besides, DIG of Indian Coast Guard has also been contacted and a team sent for rescue of rest fishermen, who are reportedly safe.
8 people in #Berahmpur city were rescued to safe zones in the wee hours of Thursday!— Dr. Rajendra Sharma. (@DrRajendraShar2) October 11, 2018
All our units at the cyclone hit places are extremely vigilant and determined to help people get to safety during this precarious weather conditions caused by #CycloneTitli pic.twitter.com/4gox0bSZ5S