Cargo Ship Captain, 2 Crew Members Taken into Custody


The police here on Friday took into their custody the captain and two employees of a foreign cargo ship that hit an Indian fishing boat off the coast here, killing two fishermen and injuring 11 others.

Along with the captain, the second officer and seamen of ‘Amber L’, the Panama- registered vessel, was taken into custody.

The police action comes close on the heels of the owners of the ship assuring the Kerala High Court that they were ready to pay compensation to the victims.

They gave the assurance to the court on Friday during the hearing of two petitions seeking compensation from them. The court adjourned the case to July 10 for determination of compensation.

Earlier, the court had ordered seizure of all records, including digital data, of the ship. Two fishermen were killed and 11 injured when the cargo ship hit their fishing boat off Kochi coast on June 11. One fisherman, who went missing after the collision, is yet to be traced.

The ship along with its crew was detained soon after the incident.

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Source: Onmanorama


  1. No doubt their Union will be there to assist Captain and crew members detained?
    Allan Graveson.

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