Udupi, Jan 02, 2019: Shobha Karandlaje, MP, said on Tuesday that all efforts were being made to trace the boat, Suvarna Tribhuja, from Malpe with seven fishermen onboard, which went missing off the Goa coast on December 15 last year.
The boat had left the Malpe Fisheries Harbour with about 20 other boats for deep sea fishing on December 13.
In a press release issued here on Tuesday, Ms. Karandlaje said that the last communication from the missing boat had been traced to a place near Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra. Hence, pressure had also been put on the Maharashtra government to trace the missing boat and the fishermen.
Ms. Karandlaje said that she had spoken to Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Ranjit Patil and also to the Director-General of Police of Maharashtra over telephone and informed them about the missing boat. Chief Secretary of the State T.M. Vijay Bhaskar had already a written to Chief Secretary of Maharashtra Dinesh Kumar Jain on this issue.
She had met the personal secretary of the Union Minister for External Affairs and also sought the help of the Ministry in tracing the boat. She would meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Wednesday on this issue. All possible efforts would be made to trace the missing boat, Ms. Karandlaje said.