Mangaluru, Sept 15, 2019: A total 21 fishermen were rescued after two fishing boats capsized in two separate incidents between Kapu and Ucchila in the deep sea on Friday.
One of the capsized boats “S M Fisheries” belonging to Basheer Dawood Nekkiladi left Mangaluru old port for fishing on Friday and as it reached near Kapu, the boat started taking in water at around 3:30 pm in the afternoon. The 9 fishermen aboard the vessel were rescued by another fishing boat in the vicinity.
In his complaint to Mangaluru Trawl Boat Union, the owner of the vessel has informed that the boat has sunk. An estimated loss of Rs 30 lakh has been incurred.
In the second incident, a fishing boat named ‘Kariya Jodi’ belonging to Ashok Putran of Ucchila left for fishing on Friday and was damaged after getting caught in the waves. The 12 fishermen aboard the vessel were rescued by another boat identified as Shivaprasad. The damaged boat had been towed to Malpe bunder.