8 pilgrims killed and 17 rescued in Karwar boat tragedy

A boat capsized near Rabindranath Tagore Beach in Karwar, Karnataka in the afternoon on January 21. In this mishap, a total 33 pilgrims were on the boat when it capsized. 8 people were dead and 17 people were rescued by the team. This incident took place when they were returning from Kurumgad Island after attending an annual festival. Eight bodies had recovered from the Arabian Sea where the boat capsized near Karwar beach.

After this tragedy, search and rescue operation was underway by Indian Coast Guard, The Indian Navy, Coastal Security Police and local fishermen. Two Chetak helicopters of the Navy, two fast interceptor crafts and Naval divers also took off from Goa to assist in the rescue operation. The Deputy Commissioner (DC), Superintendent of Police (SP) and Zilha Parishad Chief Executive Officer (ZP CEO) were also rushed on spot. All injured were shifted to hospital for treatment.

According to sources, the incident occurred at around 3 pm when the devotees were returning after participating in ‘Koormagad Narasmiha Jatre’ held at Koormagad island, around 3 kms from Karwar. District administration was alerted this mishap at around 4.45 pm. Disruption caused in the area.

The analysts at CyberTech Risk Center generated constant alerts on this incident. This helped their clients take alternative travel routes to maintain continuity in business. The analysts closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same which helped them take business continuity measures and ensure employee safety in time. We at Cybertech’s Risk Center cover Maritime Incident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Public Transportation Disruption, Roadway Closure, Train Accident and Train Derailment under the ‘Transportation’ category at Pan India label.

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