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Malpe : Fishing boat capsizes; all 27 fishermen rescued

Malpe : Fishing boat capsizes; all 27 fishermen rescued

Mangalore Today News Network

Malpe, Sep 17, 2020:    Twenty eight fishermen who were on board a purse-seine boat that capsized while returning from fishing,  were rescued.



The incident occurred  on the night of September 15. The boat named Hanumatheertha belonging to Srikanth Putran of Kanangi in  Kodavur  village was returning when its steering  was cut and the  boat went out of control and hit a rock. On coming to know about the mishap,  fishermen from Malpe who rushed in four trawl boats rescued all the fishermen and brought them ashore.

The boat has completely submerged and the loss has been estimated at Rs 1.70 crores. Two persons namely Uday and Sadanand  who were injured in the mishap have been hospitalised.

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