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Kerala: Search for 9 missing fishermen in Kerala continues August 10,2018   |  Source: Outlook India

The Indian Navy and Coast Guard today continued their search for the missing crew of a fishing boat which capsized after it was hit by a merchant ship at high seas about 24 nautical miles off Munambam harbour near here. The fishermen went missing after the boat was hit by the ship on Tuesday. At the time, 14 fishermen were on board the boat. Three fishermen were killed and two injured in the incident, police had said. The boat had 11 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, two from West Bengal and one from Kerala. "No missing person has been located as yet," a Defence spokesperson said here.

The spokesperson said the Indian Navy and Coast Guard have pressed into service their ships and aircraft to search and locate the nine missing fishermen of fishing boat 'Oceanic.' Kerala Fisheries Minister J Mercykutty Amma held a meeting with representatives of civil administration, Navy and Coast Guard last night to review the rescue operation being carried out in the high seas.

According to a government release, the minister said the search operation would continue till the fishermen were traced. Four ships and three helicopters of the Navy and Coast Guard were continuing their rescue mission, government sources said. "As regards the search at sea, the navy has recommenced aerial search since

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