Panaji, Nov 12(ANI): The Coast Guard on Thursday continued its search operations to locate eight trawlers and 39 fishermen who had gone missing after the Arabian Sea turned rough under the influence of Cyclone Phyan.
The trawlers and the crew had gone missing on Wednesday.
Menino Fonsaca, Chairman of the Trawlers Association, said that apart from the authorities, the fishermen had also sent their personal trawlers to help in the search.
"We had given information to Coast Guard about this at 10 a.m. and also the Fishery Department. Their search operation is also going on and we have sent our 10 trawlers via Jaigarh coast, Ratnagiri coast and their search operation is also going on," Fonsaca said.
Earlier on Wednesday, an alert had been sounded in Mumbai and Gujarat because of the cyclonic that was expected to hit the coast.
Cyclone Phyan bypassed Mumbai, where residents in low-lying areas were evacuated and coast guard vessels were dispatched to bring back fishing trawlers caught in the rough seas. (ANI)