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Ship-boat collision: Fishermen’s bodies brought to shore


Team Udayavani, Apr 14, 2021, 10:53 AM IST

Mangaluru: The bodies of three fishermen killed in the ship-boat collision mid-sea, were brought here, official sources said on Wednesday. Two of the dead were from Colachel in Tamil Nadu while the other was from West Bengal. The bodies are kept at the district Wenlock hospital here, sources said.

Two fishermen, who were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard, have been admitted at the government hospital here. Six fishermen from TN and three from Bengal, who were on the boat, are still missing.

There were 14 fishermen in the fishing boat IFB Rabah, which set off from Beypore in the Kozhikode district of Kerala on Sunday at 11 pm. The boat collided with a Singapore-based ship MV APL Le Havre at around 2.30 am Tuesday 43 nautical miles off the Mangaluru coast.

Coast Guard vessels Rajdoot, Amartya, C-448 and a dornier aircraft are continuing the search for the missing fishermen. The help of the Navy is also being sought, sources said.

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