Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy rescued by French vessel Osiris

Defence National South India

NEW DELHI: Injured Indian Navy naval officer Abhilash Tomy was rescued safely by a French ship, the Navy said. The Indian Navy spokesperson said that Abhilash was rescued safely. Abhilash will be transferred to the Australian Navy’s HMAS Ballarat soon. He is in conscious state and has been shifted to the French fishing vessel Osiris, he further added.

He is conscious and doing okay. The vessel will shift him to a nearby island (I’lle Amsterdam) by evening. INS Satpura will take him to Mauritius for medical attention,” Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted.

The Indian Navy’s P8I aircraft, which flew from Mauritius in the early hours Sunday, had located the “mast broken boat rolling excessively.”Tomy on Sunday managed to get in touch with race organisers in France through messages and had requested for a stretcher as he could not move on his own. He was representing India in the Golden Globe Race 2018 (GGR) on an indigenously-built sailing vessel ‘S V Thuraya’.

 

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