The wreckage of "Suvarna Tribhuja" missing boat found, Indian Navy confirms 

Richard D’Souza
Kemmannu News Network, 03-05-2019 09:10:20

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Udupi : After 4.5 months, the Indian Navy confirmed that the wreckage of the missing fishing boat “Suvarna Tribhuja” has found off the Malvan Coast in Maharastra state. But all the seven missing fishermen feared dead.



In a tweet, spokesperson of the Indian Navy have claimed that the wreckage of missing “Suvarna Tribhuja’ boat after an intensive search by ships and aircraft since December 2018, Indian Navy has located the wreck of sihing vessel Suvarna Tribhuja 33 km WSW of the coast of Malvan. The wreck was found by INS Nireekshak on 01 May, 2019. The wreck was found through Side Scan Sonar operations and confirmed by Naval Divers undertaking saturation diving at a depth of 60 meters.



As per the local MLA Raghupathy Bhat, the family members of missing fishermen, Chandrashekar and Damodar had been led by the navy officials recently to the spot in the sea where the boat supposed to went missing. During the visit of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during the election campaign in Udupi, she assured that Navy will conduct search operation in presence of family members of missing fishermen.

The missing boat had gone for deep sea fishing from Malpe harbor in Udupi on December 13, 2018 with seven fishermen. On December 15, 2018 when the boat was off the Malvan, it lost contact with other fishing boats and harbor as well. Ever since the boat went missing, choppers and aircraft of the coastal guard, Navy and Coastal Security police had deployed over the seas and not found any clue.

After the missing of boat, there were several protests held to trace the boat and fishermen. Both the Union government and state government were blaming each others to failure in tracing the missing boat. A huge protest was held by the fishermen in order to make pressure on both the government to trace the same.


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Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai Sat, May-4-2019, 4:02
Indian Navy has to issue an unconditional apology pay Rs. 25 Lacks compensation each to the families of the Deceased ...
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