10th December 2017, Cochin
A vessel each from ICAR- Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute and ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology have joined the search operations for fishermen who are reported missing after Cyclone Ockhi.
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin Research vessel Matsyakumari-II is associated with the search and rescue operations carried out in connection with the Cyclone Ockhi and started from Cochin today.
ICAR-CMFRI Research Vessel Silver Pompano is also conducting search operations alongside.
The vessels are equipped to conduct search at 140 nautical mile north of Alapuzha for 5 days initially as informed by the Joint Director of Fisheries, Ernakulam. The Fishing Technology Division of ICAR-CIFT has also initiated a study on the impact of Ockhi in marine fisheries.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin)