Mumbai [India], Sept. 18 (ANI
): A fishing vessel Datta Sai yesterday suffered damage due to bad weather and sank about 30 Nautical Miles from Mumbai with 17 crew members on board.
MV Dependable, a merchant ship in the vicinity picked up 14 fishermen.
The search and rescue operation was joined by units of Coast Guard, Indian Navy and ONGC and in the evening one fisherman was sighted by INS Trishul.
The ship lowered a boat and two divers to pick up the survivor. Subsequently the survivor and the divers could not be seen even at close range by the ship due to rain, bad weather and darkness.
Search efforts have been stepped up to locate the two divers and three remaining fishermen. (ANI