Inspection of M V Prabhu Daya commences

Chennai: Four teams, including Navy and Coast Guard, today commenced the inspection of "M V Prabhu Daya", a Singapore flagged cargo ship, suspected in the March 1 hit-and-run sea mishap off the Kerala coast that left three Indian fishermen dead.

The ship which had left Goa for China via Trincomalee in Sri Lanka and Singapore with its consignment of iron ore, was asked by the Director General of Shipping to report to the Chennai port as it was one of vessels sailing in the vicinity when the hit-and-run incident involving the Indian fishing boat Don 1 occurred.

Two fishermen were killed on March 1 in the incident and three others went missing. The body of another fisherman was recovered yesterday from the boat wreckage.

A total of four teams – one each from Navy, Coast Guard, Mercantile Marine Department and Directorate General of Shipping are investigating the March 1 incident.