Man reported missing after accident involving vessel in sea

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Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 9 (PTI) A man has been reported missing from a fishing boat following a 'minor accident' involving a vessel off the Vizhinjam coast here, police said on Tuesday.

Vizhinjam coastal police said 49-year-old Shahul Hameed fell from the fishing boat on February 8 at around 7.30 PM.

'Three people went for fishing and the incident took place at around 72 km off the Vizhinjam coast.Two returned on Tuesday morning,' police told PTI.

The survivors said it was not a head-on collision and the boat was not damaged much but with a few scratches.

'They were fishing in the shipping channel and tried to move from there after cutting the net when they saw another large vessel.But unfortunately they were unable to do so and a minor accident happened.Hameed fell off from the boat,' police said.

Police also said the survivors reached the shore unhurt and investigation was on.PTI RRT ADMINISTRATOR RRT ADMINISTRATOR