Port Blair, Jan 18: Acting upon the information passed by PMB officials of Katchal on 11/01/2018 a Police Team of the SHO P S Katchal SI Jagdish Prasad, SHO Nancowry SI A.Usmaan SI Shubham Ghosh and SI Master (PMF) B. Murgeshan along with other staff located the yacht named is “Marclotin’s” (French Flag) with 03 Foreign Nationals on board. The Yacht had sailed from Seychelles on 18th Dec 2017 at 1530hrs with planned ETA on 04th Jan 2018 at Phuket but due to some technical defects from 1st Jan 2018 and due to bad weather condition the yacht drifted towards Katchal Island and while reaching Katchal their communication set up with PCT Nancowrie and accordingly PCT Nancowrie passed the message to PCT Katchal. Thereafter, the local Police of PS Katchal and Nancowrie carried out the legal proceedings and also provided logistic support. Upon completion of necessary proceedings, the said Yacht was allowed to sail for its next destination Phuket on 16/01/2018 safely. While leaving from the islands, they conveyed their gratitude towards the A&N Administration and to the A&N Police for giving them shelter and providing them with all necessary help in distress.
Further, it is appealed to the general public that if any unknown vessel spotted in sea then immediately inform to the Andaman & Nicobar Police, Coast Guard, so that necessary action can be taken at the earliest.

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