Two fishing boats sink mid-sea; nine fishermen rescued

Rameswaram (TN), Jun 7: Nine fishermen were today rescued by their counterparts when two mechanised trawlers sank near here, police said.

While one boat sank four nautical miles from Pamban, the other sank mid-sea off Dhanushkodi coast.

TN: Two fishing boats sink mid-sea

The fishermen of the two boats were struggling for over an hour before they were rescued by their colleagues and brought to the Mandapam coast, Marine police said. Meanwhile, a country boat anchored in the sea near Pamban here was gutted in a fire last night.

The boat belonged to one Michael of Pamban. Marine police are investigating the case and the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, police said.


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