Mangaluru: Fishing boat tragedy - Government announces Rs 6 lac ex-gratia for each family


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Dec 2: District in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary said that Rs six lac ex-gratia is released to the family of each fisherman who died in the tragedy when the huge boat in which they went for fishing got capsized at around 15 nautical miles from Bunder port of the city.

Tweeting on this subject, Srinivas Poojary said, "Rs six lac each is released to the families of fishermen who died in the boat tragedy that occurred in deep sea as per the direction of chief minister B S Yediyurappa. I console the families of the deceased and also assure that I will try to get more compensation for them."


Kota Srinivas Poojary

Speaking to scribes during the visit to the mortuary of Wenlock hospital in the city, Poojary said, "Inquiry is being conducted with regards to the cause of the accident. Mortal remains of the remaining fishermen, who drowned in the tragedy, will be searched and brought to surface soon. As the bodies are entangled inside the fishing net, the process is getting delayed."

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 2 2020

    It's ridiculous that he doesn't say a single word on how to avoid such tragedies in the future or what the government is planning to reduce such incidents. Absolutely no plans. Nothing proactive, he is simply reacting to what has happened with a meagre compensation. This is the sad story of our elected representatives.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 2 2020

    Owners of fishing boats, who earn a lot, should be compelled to buy group medical & life insurance as it's a risky profession!

    BTW, it appears that the boat was highly overloaded which led to the accident for which the owner should be held accountable & taken to task!

    High time for the authorities should frame strict guidelines regarding safety to the boat owners!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 2 2020

    Minimum Rs. 25 Lacks each & sanction free Life Jacket to all our Fishermen ...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 2 2020

    Are they legally eligible for compensation or it's given on humanitarian grounds?

    The boat owner should be held accountable & made to pay compensation!

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