The Coast Guard on Thursday found the bodies of three missing crew members of the ONGC vessel Samudrika-10, which sank off the coast in Mumbai, taking the toll in the incident to four.
"The bodies were recovered from the same spot where the first body was found on Wednesday. Under these circumstances, the chances any survivors among the eight missing crew now appear extremely bleak," Commandant Kalpit Dikshit, the chief staff officer (operations), told PTI.
The search for the remaining four missing crew members is continuing, Dikshit said. Two of the three bodies found on Thursday were identified as those of Vivek Kumar and Sukanta Banerjee.
A crew of 17 was on board the vessel when it sank on Monday and nine of them were rescued immediately.