Search for 9 missing fishermen in Kerala continues

The Indian Navy and Coast Guard 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 Kochi.

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.

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.'