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Captain and ship crew remanded to custody for the collision and killing of two Indian fishermen

A sessions court at Cochin remanded the captain and two crew members of Amber L, the Panama-flagged merchant vessel which allegedly hit a fishing boat off Kochi, in judicial custody for 15 days on June 30th.

The trio, identified as Captain Georgiannakis Ioannis, second officer Galanos Athanasios, both Greek nationals, and Zewana, a Myanmar national who was the designated duty able seaman, were arrested by the Coastal police on June 30 and produced in Sessions Court I, Ernakulam, . The police will soon move an application to get them in custody.

“After interrogation, they may be taken on board the ship for evidence collection,” said the local police.

Amber L has been detained in Kochi since its collision with a fishing vessel about 14.18 nautical miles off Kochi. Two fishermen were killed and one went missing when the merchant vessel rammed the fishing boat on June 11.

Boat owners move HC.

The boat owners have now approached the High Court alleging that they suffered a loss of Rs 6.08 crore in the accident. The owners of the ship have expressed their willingness to furnish the security amount to facilitate release of the vessel.

 

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