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Udupi: 'Suvarna Tribhuja' fishermen families agree to claim compensation


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, May 13: It has been learnt that the families of all the seven members of the fishing boat 'Suvarna Tribhuja' that sank off Malvan port in December last, have decided to sign indemnity bonds so as to claim the compensation of Rs 10 lac each sanctioned by the state government.

The families, which hail from Malpe here and Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada district, will be visiting the office of the fisheries department here today and sign the necessary forms. It is said that the families had dithered from signing the papers earlier, as they said their concern is to know about the reason for the boat to get drowned than claiming the compensation, and also as they suspected that once the compensation is disbursed, the government and agencies may not seriously follow the case.


There was also apprehension that the families would be asked to refund the money if the formalities connected with conclusively proving that the fishermen had actually died are not complied with. The indemnity bond wants the families to refund fishermen distress compensation amount of Rs 6 lac each if the fishermen come back alive at a future date.

The fishermen leaders, people's representatives etc have promised to accompany the family members to Delhi to discuss the matter with defence minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, after May 16 where they are likely to get a clearer picture of what had happened, a member of a fisherman family said.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 14 2019

    Indian Navy must be having a Good Laugh ...

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Tue, May 14 2019

    Good gesture and hope the government do help this families any need they deserve.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Mon, May 13 2019

    Politically blown up drama for no valid reason, distressing the families further and blaming the respected defence forces.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, May 14 2019

    7 bread winners missing is 'drama' according to you....think of the tragedy family will undergo if you go missing one fine day...

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Mon, May 13 2019

    It is wise of the fishermen's families to agree to the claim compensation. Something better than nothing. I feel sorry for them as they have gone through lot of agony and hardship for the loss of the fishermen whose bodies have not been found either dead or alive.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Mon, May 13 2019

    Politics apart., good to see the folks getting some help from the State govt., a noble gesture... deserve much appreciation...!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, May 13 2019

    Indian Navy Escaped ...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, May 13 2019

    it is better to do non-stop fasting by turns in front of local MLA and MP office...INS kochi definitely will have fitted cameras...they can release the clips....all hollow talk of national security (for votes) will fall apart if Indian navy has destroyed Indian boat and caused harm to Indian fishermen....

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  • ummar, mangalore

    Mon, May 13 2019

    we need to know is fisher man died or alive, if died were is thier dead body and if they are alive were are they ..

    need to know this things.

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