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Sea hit-and-run: Navigation records of vessel being probed

A team of officials from various departments on Monday began investigating navigation records and other details of a merchant vessel, which allegedly hit an Indian fishing boat on Sunday leaving two fishermen dead.

Officials said 15 personnel from departments including the Directorate General of Shipping, coastal police, immigration, customs and mercantile department boarded the Panama-registered cargo ship 'Amber L' to gather evidence.

They were taken in two boats to the ship currently anchored around 7 nautical miles off Kochi coast, officials said. Two Indian fishermen were killed and 11 others injured when the Panama-registered cargo ship allegedly hit their fishing boat early Sunday off the Kochi coast. Of the 14 crew members on-board, 11 were rescued by fishing boats operating in vicinity and two bodies were recovered. MPOST
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