Trawler Ship was sunk by Coast Guard vessel

By Accidents

In the case of collision of a warship and a fishing trawler, that killed 2 fishermen off the coast of Goa, Coast Guard has ordered a Board of Inquiry against the commanding officer of the Coast Guard warship and its crew members. The collision took 2 victims and 4 others went missing after the vessel ICGS Vaibhav hit the fishing trawler 'Sea Messiah' off south Goa-Karwar coast.
The 90 metres long brand new Offshore Patrol vessel was on a sea trial and is yet to be commissioned into the force. Coast Guard authorities realised that the accident with the fishing ship had happened after they return to the coast. There was a confusion on whether the vessel belonged to the Navy or the Coast Guard, but it later emerged that it belonged to the Coast Guard.
The fishing ship was anchored at the time, it broke and sank very quickly so the crew members were not able to dispatch a distress message. There were 29 crew members onboard the sunken fishing ship, 23 were rescued, 4 went missing, 2 bodies were found dead.