A fishing vessel ‘Lucky Star’ which was capsized in the Arabian Sea on August 04, the decomposed bodies of its two missing fishermen were found on the Dahanu’s shore on Sunday. The fishermen were resident of the Gorai village. Due to bad weather condition and strong winds, they were allegedly drowned after their boat capsized.
The boat ‘Lucky Star’ was carrying 13 people. However, 11 were rescued by another fishing boat God-King, which was sailing nearby. The boat was capsized around 10 nautical miles off the Gorai coast in the Arabian Sea.
Unfortunately, the two others – Mangesh Kadam and Satish Jagtap — were missing. However, after the Uttan Coastal Police informed to Yellow Gate Police and the Coast Guard, searched operation was carried out for two days but in vain.
A resident spotted a body lying on the coast at Dahanu on Sunday. He informed the police. Another body was also spotted on the Dahanu shore near Gholvad. Palghar Police informed the Mumbai Police and Uttan Coastal Police about the bodies.
However, the Police informed the fishermen’s families. The partially decomposed bodies were identified with their clothes. Their faces were beyond recognition, said the sources.
Eight God King’s fishermen felicitated
Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik felicitated the eight trawlers of God King boat at Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation(MBMC) headquarters on Monday for rescuing the 11 fishermen.
Mayor Jyotsna Hasnale along with Independent MLA Geeta Jain have also marked their presence at the function. “I appreciate the alertness and timely response by these fishermen,” said Sarnaik.
Significantly, Sarnaik has written a letter to the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asking the state government to honour the fishermen by rewarding them.
Pravin Patil, Leader of Opposition in MBMC; Mrs Neelam Dhawan, Shiv Sena Group Leader; Corporators Sharmila Baggaji and Helen Govind George were also present at the occasion.