PMSA rescues Irani fishing boat, crew at high Seas


Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) at HQ PMSA received a distress call from a Irani fishing boat “AL -USMANI” with 06 crew onboard. The boat was in distress, stranded at sea, due to engine failure and was experiencing flooding. Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) Pakistan responded immediately and as an immediate measure merchant vessel “IVS SWINLEY FOREST” which was transiting through the same area was directed by MRCC to remain in vicinity and provide assistance. Concurrently, PMSA Ship BASOL was dispatched for rescue.

PMSS Basol upon reaching the stranded boat “AL -USMANI” gave first-aid and food to the crew, de-flooded the boat and took her in tow. The boat along with crew was towed to Karachi harbor safely .

The successful rescue operation comes in the heels of two earlier international SAR efforts by PMSA involving an Omani fishing boat along with 02 x crew and 5 x crew of a Srilankan fishing boat.

PMSA remains committed to safety of all seafarers; rescue of Iranian boat is a manifestation of this resolve.


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