A fishing boat, Fortunate Star, carrying round 13 fishermen, capsized round 10 nautical miles away from the Gorai coast on Tuesday afternoon. Whereas 11 fishermen had been rescued by one other boat, God King, two persons are nonetheless lacking.
Senior inspector Sanjeev Narkar of Gorai police station mentioned the incident occurred round 2pm. “Now we have knowledgeable to Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Indian Navy to assist with the search operations to search out the 2 lacking individuals.”
Following the request, the ICG despatched a rescue boat. “We obtained details about the incident and a rescue boat has been dispatched for the rescue operation,” commandant RK Singh of the coast guard mentioned.
The boat was within the sea since August 1. “It looks like whereas returning to the shore, the boat capsized round 10 nautical miles away from the coast. The rationale behind the incident is just not clear. It may very well be due to the tough sea and excessive tide or as a result of a technical drawback with the boat. It will likely be clear as soon as we document the statements of the rescued fishermen,” mentioned Narkar.
The rescued fishermen will endure a medical check-up. “A staff has been knowledgeable to attend at Gorai coast to supply medical assist to the 2 lacking individuals after they’re discovered. The rescued fishermen will likely be taken to an area hospital for a medical check-up,” mentioned Narkar.