Fishermen receive its information on Sunday night
VISAKHAPATNAM: Two mechanised fishing boats belonging to Kakinada were washed ashore some four km from Appikonda. Both boats were without their crew.
Members of the District Fishermen's Youth Welfare Association (DFYWA) received information about the boats on Sunday night and went to inspect them on Monday afternoon. Only one boat was having the registration number (FKKD 1116), said secretary of the association Arjili Dasu.
Information about the two boats was conveyed to the Collector and Assistant Director of Fisheries M.A. Yakub Basha.
When contacted, Mr. Basha said the Andhra Pradesh Mechanised Fishing Boat Operators Welfare Association had received information that the crew members of the two boats were safe.
The crew had abandoned the boats after they were caught in the bad weather prevailing for the last one week, and got into another boat.
All the mechanised fishing boats operating from Visakhapatnam were safe, Mr. Basha said. Only two fibre boats of Kakinada, reported missing since August 1, were not traced yet.
The Coast Guard was also searching for the two boats.