Navy Conducts Search and Rescue for Boat Capsized Near Karwar
A boat ferrying 26 devotees from the offshore island of Kurumgarh to Rabindranath Tagore Beach near Karwar capsized at about 1500 hours on 21 January 2019. Upon being informed of the incident by the district administration at about 1645 hours, the Indian Navy immediately despatched two Chetak Helicopters and two fast interceptor craft to the area for search and rescue. Diving teams from Karwar Naval Area were also been deployed.
Of the 26 persons reported to have been in the boat, 17 people were immediately rescued by other civil boats operating in the area. Eight bodies have been recovered by the naval units. Search is on for one person still missing.