A timely act of valour by the Chemplast Sanmar employees, rescued seven fishermen and their capsized boat to the shore safely.
On 19 June 2013, seven fishermen belonging to the villages Vambakirapalayam and Panithitu, located around Puducherry, went fishing in their fishing boat named ‘Vallathaman’. While they were returning with their daily catch, the sea waves all of a sudden turned violent and their boat capsized near the harbour. All the seven men fell into the sea and were struggling for life.
At the time of the incident, some Chemplast Sanmar, Cuddalore plant employees were travelling in two separate boats carrying raw materials to be delivered. On seeing the drowning fishermen, they immediately rushed to the spot and rescued all the fishermen and the capsized boat and brought them back to the shore safely.