Bulk carrier AMBER L suspect in hit and run, 2 dead 1 missing, India

Bulk carrier AMBER L is a suspect in hit and run off Cochin, India, during the night June 11. Panama-flagged vessel collided with fishing boat at around 0200 LT June 11 some 12 nm off coast near Cochin. Fishing boat or vessel sank, of 14 fishermen on board 2 died, 1 went missing, and 11 managed to swim to the shore. AMBER L said to be the main suspect by Indian CG. Vessel en route from Eliat Israel to Cochin India already arrived at Cochin Anchorage and was brought to anchor. According to fishermen statement, vessel switched off lights and sailed away after collision. Vessel’s AIS track shows a slight curve on the approach to Cochin.

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