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Tanker involved in hit and run accident

The 'Desh Shakti' allegedly was involved in a hit and run accident with the fishing boat 'Oceana' with 14 fishermen on board off the coast of Munamban near Kochi on Aug 7, 2018, at 03

Tanker involved in hit and run accident
07 August 2018 - 18:21
The 'Desh Shakti' allegedly was involved in a hit and run accident with the fishing boat 'Oceana' with 14 fishermen on board off the coast of Munamban near Kochi on Aug 7, 2018, at 03.30 a.m. The tanker was en route from Chennai to Al Basrah. The boat when being run over was severely damaged, at least three fishermen from Kolkata and Tamil Nadu were confirmed dead, nine more were missing. Two survivors were taken to hospital in Kochi. According to their statements, the ship didn’t stop after collision and continued sailing. Later the tanker was identified by the Indian Coast Guard as main suspect. The fishing boat crew was resting at the time of the collision. Most probably, tanker didn’t spot the boat because of its’ tiny size and wooden hull, which made boat invisible on radar and hard to spot visually.
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