16 fishermen rescued near Bhatkal

Source: The Hindu | Published on 13th August 2018, 9:20 PM | Coastal News |

Bhatkal: As many as 16 fishermen in two boats were rescued after they suffered damage in mid-sea, 46 nautical miles away from Bhatkal on Saturday evening and in the early hours of Sunday. According to Deputy Director of Fisheries, Udupi, Parshwanath, eight fishermen from Kaup had gone for fishing in the trawl boat, “Padmadas” of Santosh S. Kunder, on Saturday.

When they were returning, the boat suffered damage that resulted in water seeping into it.

The eight fishermen abandoned the boat and were rescued by those in another boat.

Eight fishermen in the “Shiva Ganesh” boat were rescued after it suffered damage at around the same spot on Saturday evening. These eight fishermen had also left for fishing on Saturday morning.

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