16 fishermen in 2 boats rescued off K‘taka coast

MANGALURU: Sixteen fishermen were rescued on Saturday after two capsized in two separate incidents between following incessant rains in the coast.
The which is receiving resulted in rough seas from past 2-3 days. Two boats, which ventured into deep sea for fishing, with eight persons in each boat, capsized near . However, due to presence of mind of boat captains, all the occupants reached shore safely with the help of other fishing ships in the area.

One of the capsized boat ‘Padmadasa’ belongs to of Kaup and another ‘Shree Shiva Ganesha’ is owned by Shoba Dinakar from Kutpady.

According to sources, both the boats had left shore on August 9 from Malpe Fishing Harbour. On August 11 both fishing boats were hit by giant waves resulting in damage to the boats after which they started sinking. Though crew from both the boats tried their best to clear water to stop the boats from sinking but they failed. Meanwhile, the captain of the ship alerted for help through wireless communication. The nearby boats identified as Shiva Brahmari, Shivani, Shiva Vallabha and Jai Bajarangi received the communication and came to their rescue. Though they tried to tow the sinking boats to shore, but failed due to the giant waves hampering the rescue operation.

All the crew members were rescued but the boats capsized. One of the boat sank around 4pm on Saturday and another at 2pm. The loss has been estimated at Rs1.6 crore.
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