Kochi, July 17 - Isabel III, a Seychelles' fishing vessel, was damaged after it got stuck on an Lakshadweep island, though no oil spill has been reported.
Fears of an oil spill were raised after the vessel, which was carrying 190 tons of fuel, got stuck on the coral reef of Lakshadweep's Suheli Par island Sunday.
The ship was travelling from Oman to Singapore, said an official press release here Monday.
On receiving a distress signal, the coast guard here launched a search and rescue operation by sea and air through two Dornier aircraft and coast guard ship ICGS Varuna.
To assist the rescue operations, the navy also launched a Seaking helicopter.
The naval helicopter located and airlifted all the 33 crewmembers of the vessel to Kavaratti in Lakshadweep.