Daijiworld News Network - Mangalore / Udupi (GA)
- Fishermen miss their way, reach different ports
Udupi/Mangalore, Feb 24: The coastal areas have been experiencing an unusual sight these days. Dense fog has begun to welcome them early in the morning instead of the bright sun. Twice in the last one week, people travelling early in the morning experienced the 'misty ways'. The mist was so dense that vehicles moved with their headlights on even upto 9 in the morning.
But on Thursday February 24, the ones who really felt the 'mist' were the fishermen. After their late night fishing activities they were returning to the shore when their way was completely blocked by the fog. While some of them anchored their boats in the middle of the sea till 10 in the morning, others those who took a risk and moved ahead reached different ports.
The boats which were coming to the Mangalore shores reached Malpe and Hangarkatta ports and some other boats which were supposed to reach the Gangolli port instead reached Kodi - Bengre area.
The compass in the boats usually indicates only the North and Southward direction. This was another reason that some of the boats reached other ports. However, most of the boats which adopted a 'wait and see' approach had to wait till 10 am to see the bright rays of the sun.
Back on the roads, vehicles faced similar problems. Owing to dense fog on the National Highway between Suratkal and Udupi, visibility on the roads got affected, creating hazard for the drivers. Almost all the vehicles were moving with their headlights on.