Trawler Capsizes In Bay Of Bengal, 8 Fishermen Missing


Baruipur: A fishermen trawler named FB-Paramita has been capsized in Bay of Bengal on Tuesday night near Lothian Island. The whimsical weather has caused the incident.

The local fishermen have initiated the rescue process. According to fishermen source, among the eighteen fishermen ten have been rescued. Eights are still missing.

Reportedly, an alert has been issued on bad weather. Ignoring the alert more than hundred trawler went to Bay of Bengal. Most of the fishermen trawler went were returning to Mohana. Most of them decided to halt in Lothian Island.

On July 19 at least 19 fishermen have gone missing after their trawlers capsized in the Bay of Bengal, off Frazerganj in the Sundarban area of south Bengal, officials said on Tuesday.

Three trawlers capsized in the rough seas around 4 pm yesterday and 47 fishermen fell into the water, they said. Of them, 28 were rescued by other trawlers, while there has been no trace of the 19 others despite a day long search, the officials said.

A hovercraft and an airplane of the Coast Guard have been pressed into service to look for the missing persons. A motor launch of the police and trawlers of a fishermen’s association have also gone out into the sea for the rescue operation, Sunderban Superintendent of Police Tathagata Basu said.

However, none of the 19 missing persons was found, though the rescuers spotted the wreckage of one of the capsized vessels, MV Malleshwar, near Kendo island, officials said.
The rescue operation has been suspended after sundown and it would be resumed tomorrow, they said.