Boat Carrying Seven People Capsizes Off Mumbai Coast, Six Rescued One Missing

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Named "Revati", the boat was carrying seven people, a Coast Guard helicopter and a speed boat.

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Updated On:

Six people have been rescued and one person is missing after a boat capsized off the Worli coast in Mumbai Monday afternoon, police said.

Named "Revati", the boat was carrying seven people, a Coast Guard helicopter and a speed boat.

Personnel of the Mumbai Police Coastal Unit were deployed for the rescue effort, police said.

The boat was on its way to Tarapur from Mumbai with a crew of seven, when it capsized in the morning, a Coast Guard spokesperson said.

A distress call was received from the vessel after which Coast Guard Ship Amartya, a fast patrol vessel on surveillance duty, was diverted for the search and rescue operation, he said.

ICGS Amartya reached the spot and rescued six occupants from the sinking tug. The search and rescue operation for the seventh occupant of the boat is still underway and two ships and a Chetak helicopter have been deployed, he added.

Apart from a surface search by the two ships, two helicopter sorties have been launched as part of a coordinated sea-air search and rescue operation for the seventh person. The rescued tug occupants have been given medical aid and their condition is said to be stable. 

Read: 8 Feared Dead, Over 20 Missing After A Boat Capsizes In Karnataka's Karwar

In October last year, a passenger boat belonging to the Maharashtra Government had capsized near the Shiv Smarak or the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial, 2.6 kilometres away from the Nariman Point, at about 4:16 pm. The boat was carrying the senior officials of the Maharashtra Government, including Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar Jain while sailing across the sea.

One person lost his life in the accident, rest all were rescued. 

In the aftermath of the mishap, the event for laying the stone foundation for Shivaji Smarak was postponed.

(With inputs from PTI)

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