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Kerala: Fisheries department seeks steps to clear boat wreckage in Ernakulam October 05,2021   |  Source: The Times of India

Fisheries department has approached the district administration seeking steps to salvage the wreckage of the fishing boat, Poornasree, which met with an accident four months ago. The department has sent a letter in this regard to district collector Jafar Malik. The collector is likely to give directives to the Cochin Port under the Disaster Management Act. The department has requested the collector to give directives to the Port to salvage the wreckage using their machineries. The fisheries department decided to approach the district administration after the Cochin Port refused to remove the wreckage, which led to many accidents in the area. The department made it clear that they don’t have the expertise or facility to remove the wreckage. “Despite sending letters to the Port and the boat owner, requesting them to salvage the wreckage, no step was taken by both the parties.

The debris will cause more accidents in the area and will hamper the movement of fishing boats. Hence it is imperative to salvage the wreckage,” reads the letter sent to the collector. Meanwhile, Cochin Port authorities said that it is the responsibility of the boat owner to clear the debris. “If he fails to do so, the Port will do it and claim the expense from him. But it will be done as a last



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