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Udupi: Union government directs various departments to find missing boat ‘Suvarna Tribhuja’


Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (EP)

Udupi, Feb 11: The government at the Centre responded positively to a letter written by MLA Raghupathi Bhat to the prime minister on December 12, regarding missing fishing boat ‘Suvarna Tribhuja’.

The government at New Delhi had requested Indian Navy and State government of Karnataka on January 10 to launch extensive search operations to trace the fishermen and the missing boat. It has also asked the state governments of Maharashtra, Goa and Kerala on January 16 to intensify search operations.

Indian Coast Guard in their report stated that their boats Amal and Apoorva started search in Karnataka and Goa coast. Coast Guard Dornier aircraft was also tasked to carry out sea to air coordinated searches. Interceptor boat C-420 and helicopter were deployed for close coast searches. Fishing boats operating in probable areas were also interrogated of having sighted the fishing boat.

Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Mumbai initiated NAVTEX alert messages for transiting merchant vessel on Dec 24, to lookout for the missing fishing boat. Alert messages through International Safety Net were also broadcast by MRCC Mumbai to lookout for the missing boat ‘Suvarna Tribhuja’.


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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    What about the person who through his Deva shakti or powers had predicted that the fishermen were alive and being held in captivity !

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    What would be the operational cost?
    Almost two months have passed since the boat with fishermen disappeared without any clue.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    Is it possible to publish photos of missing fishermen and also their phone numbers....it might help, God willing...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    These Kumbakarna's woke up after 2 Months.
    Anyways they'll be back before May 2019 ...

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Looks like the case of malasian airlines missing flight..
    In one angle, navy ship might have collided with this small boat from back side. Sad accident..

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  • Anil, Derebail mlre

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Now 420 politics for loksabha election
    What a cheap publicity from govt of bjp

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    No politics..
    Usually government give directions orders that's all...
    Respective departments need to work..
    MLA did his duty...
    He has to inform people that he has done his duty... That's it

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  • Roshan Braganza, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    So its a cover up ?! , Malaysian plane thought believe shot by government itself or a suicide missiomn into indian ocean , now might be settled deep down on river bed

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