Mangaluru: Fishing boat hits rock, sinks; five fishermen rescued

Mohan Kuthar

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Feb 2: Navami Shivani, a trawl boat returning to shore after fishing, hit a rock in the sea early Friday morning and subsequently sank. Fishermen from two local boats rescued the five individuals on the stricken boat. The estimated loss is significant, running into lakhs of rupees.

Navami Shivani, owned by Nayana P Suvarna of Ullal, was piloted by Praveen Suvarna, Nayana's husband. The occupants, Samar Bahaddur of Uttar Pradesh origin, along with Ram Manoj, Rohit, Prakash, and Vasu, were rescued by Rama Suvarna and Yathish from a nearby country boat. The remaining two were saved by the Durgalaxmi boat, owned by Prakash Kharvi.

On Thursday evening, Praveen Suvarna and four other fishermen of Uttar Pradesh origin set out for fishing and were returning around 4 am to Ullal. An object hit the boat's propeller, causing it to get stuck. The boat, caught in the velocity of the waves, collided with the Survey rocks near the reef and began to sink.

Fishermen from the Durgalaxmi and Sri Gowri boats attempted to tow the sinking Navami Shivani boat to the shore using a rope, but it broke. Eventually, the Jai Maruti speed boat, owned by Ashwini Kotian, successfully towed the sinking boat to safety.

A case has been filed at the Ullal police station.





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