Panama-based cargo ship collides with fishing boat near Kochi port, three fishermen killed

Panama-based cargo ship collides with fishing boat near Kochi port, three fishermen killed

Three fishermen were killed on Sunday after a Panama-based cargo ship collided with a fishing boat, 12 nautical miles away from Cochin port. The bulk carrier cargo ship, Amber L was passing through Cochin Minicoy channel early morning at the time of the accident. It collided with the fishing vessel, which had 14 fishermen on board, at around 2.00 am. The ship and its crew members have been detained after the Navy and Coast Guard searched the cargo carrier,  Inspector General of Police(Ernakulam Range) P Vijayan told news agency PTI.

The 11 injured were rescued by fishermen in another boat. They have been admitted to various hospitals in Kochi and the condition of two of them was stated to be serious, police said.

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Credit – Indian Express

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