The fishing vessel Arokiya Matha became disabled in heavy seas off Mangalore, India. The vessel had suffered engine failure and one crewman required medical assistance. The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Mumbai relayed the message to the 37000 dwt tanker Atria. The Atria was en route to Singapore, but changed course and proceeded to the Arokiya Matha. The crew of the Atria were able to pass a towing line along with medicine to the fishing vessel. The vessels proceeded towards Mangalore. Off Mangalore, the Atria dropped the towing line after contacting the Indian Coast Guard. The Indian Coast Guard Ship Abheek had been dispatched and reached the fishing vessel a short time later. The Coast Guard provided first aid and help to repair the engine. Local authorities arrived and took the Arokiya Matha under tow into the the port at Bunder. No reports of injuries.