Trawler Sea Messiah was sunk by Coast Guard ship Vaibhav, India

April 29, 2013 at 00:56 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

The Coast Guard has ordered a Board of Inquiry against the commanding officer and crew of its warship which collided with a fishing trawler killing two fishermen off the coast of Goa on Apr 25, wrote The Economic Times, India. Two fishermen were killed and four others went missing after the ship ICGS Vaibhav collided with their fishing trawler 'Sea Messiah' off south Goa-Karwar coast. The 90-meters long brand new Offshore Patrol Ship was on a sea trial and is yet to be commissioned into the force. The sources said the Coast Guard officials realised that the collision with the fishing trawler had occurred after they return to the coast.

There was a confusion on whether the ship belonged to the Navy or the Coast Guard, but it later emerged that it belonged to the Coast Guard.

Hit&Run news:

Indian f/v Sea Messiah sunk by presumably, Indian Navy ship in hit and run accident

Indian fishing vessel Sea Messiah was hit by an unidentified vessel at around 05:00 a.m. Apr 25 off Goa – Karwar coast, Arabian sea, some 250 nautical miles south of Mumbai. Fishing vessel was anchored at the time, it broke in two and sank so quickly crew wasn’t able to send a distress message, said one of the rescued fishermen. There were 29 crew on board, 23 were rescued, 4 went missing, bodies of 2 dead were recovered later.

Fishermen said it was an Indian Navy ship which hits their vessel, Navy said there were no Navy ships in the vicinity at the time of collision. Indian maritime authorities, Coast Guard and Navy are trying to figure out the vessel which hits Sea Messiah.

  Trawler Sea Messiah was sunk by Coast Guard ship Vaibhav, India

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