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Transit boat capsizes in Arabian Sea; six swim to safety, one missing

Amid the high tide, their transit boat overturned off the Uttan coast, located in Bhayandar area of Thane, police said.

india Updated: Aug 27, 2018 11:59 IST
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An Indian fishing boat in the Arabian Sea is seen after the fishermen were rescued in Thiruvananthapuram. Six fishermen swam to safety while one was missing after their boat capsized in the Arabian Sea off the Uttan coast Thane, police said on Monday.(Representative Image/AP Photo)

Six fishermen swam to safety while one was missing after their boat capsized in the Arabian Sea off the Uttan coast in Thane, police said on Monday.

The mishap took place around 9:30 pm on Sunday when the seven fishermen on board the transit boat were on way to a bigger boat anchored in the deep sea, an official at the Uttan police station said.

Amid the high tide, their transit boat overturned off the Uttan coast, located in Bhayandar area of Thane, he said.

While four fishermen swam to safety late last night, two reached the Uttan shore this morning, the official said.

Divers and locals were searching for the missing fisherman, he said.

First Published: Aug 27, 2018 11:59 IST