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Formation of ‘fishermen disaster management team’ sought


Expressing shock and dismay over the drowning of two country boat fishermen, more than a week after they set out for fishing on July 4 and went missing, the Traditional Fishermen Federation has called for the formation of ‘Fishermen disaster rescue management team’ to launch immediate search and rescue operations when fishermen were caught in distress.

Pointing that no system was available to launch search and rescue operation when fishermen faced distress or went missing while fishing on the high seas, the federation coordinator S Chinnathambi suggested that the fully equipped rescue team could be in stand-by to come ...

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