Mangalore, August 12: After a period of ban placed on deep sea fishing ended, brought more bad news than good for the fishermen folk on the very first day of the new fishing season, which began on Sunday August 10th. One fisherman went missing after falling into the sea while another died and three of the fishing boats capsized where as the several faced turbulence.
Due to the turbulent wind Jagannath Karkera (48) from Thota Bangre , fell into the Arabian Sea after the boat shook violently.He had ventured into the sea with the gill net boat owned by Vinod Chandan on Monday August 11 morning from the estuary here. The other fishermen of the boat, Keshava and Devadas reached the shore safely by this boat. They said that due to high waves it was impossible for them to save Jagannath.
A boat turned turtle and a fisherman Sanjeeva (45) from Koderi at Hosahitlu Madi in Kirimanjeshwar village in Kundapur taluk died on Monday. When a huge wave whipped the boat in which he and other fishermen were moving, all the fishermen fell into the sea. It is said that the fishermen could board the boat again, but Sanjeeva, whose condition had worsened; breathed his last while being brought ashore. All the ten fishermen of the fishing boat, ‘Image’ owned by Abdul Haziz from Moodbidri, which drowned about 40 nautical miles off the estuary here were rescued. The boat had begun to drown around 8.45 pm on Sunday and fishing boats working close by rescued the fishermen.
For the time, the fishermen have been warned by the meteorological department not to enter the sea as wind with a velocity of 45 to 55 km per hour is expected to blow through Karnataka coast during the next 24 hours.
By Thangamma M M