Coast Guard Ship Rescues Injured Ridley Turtle


Port Blair, Nov 30: Indian Coast Guard Ship Bhikaji Cama while on deployment off Port Blair on 29 Nov 17 rescued injured Ridley turtle, which was entangled in fishing net and buoy.
On sighting entangled and injured turtle, ship lowered her boat and released the turtle from fishing net carefully. Due to injury the turtle was bleeding and was not able to swim with ease. Therefore ship crew took it onboard for first-aid. Injured turtle was later handed over to forest department for further treatment and rehabilitation.
A communiqué received from PRO Coast Guard. “Vayam Rakshamah – We Protect”.

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