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Boat carrying 16 fishermen capsize in sea near Hajamro Creek

Eight fishermen rescued; search for other fishermen underway with the help of Pak Navy, Maritime Agency and Coast Guards.

Another boat with 22 fishermen was also caught in rough waters but they somehow reached safely at a nearby Island. Both the boats had left Karachi for fishing on Jan.16; the fishermen of ill-fated boat belonged to Golarchi, district Badin.   

Sindh Courier Report

Karachi/Keti Bunder

In an unfortunate incident, a boat capsized when caught in rough waters in Arabian Sea near Hajamro Creek at midnight of Friday and Saturday.

The ill-fated boat, along with another boat had left Karachi Fisheries coast on January 16, 2022.

According to Commissioner Hyderabad Division Muhammad Abbas Baloch, all the 22 fishermen of one boat reached nearby island and are safe however the other boat namely “Al Siddique” with 16 fishermen onboard, drowned.

Soon after receiving the information of incident, district administration of Thatta started rescue operation with the help of Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, Pakistan Coast Guards, police and civil officials and rescued eight fishermen. The Rescue Operation for remaining 8 fishermen is underway under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner Thatta.

“Fishermen who were rescued earlier Saturday morning are stable and were given necessary medical aid as well as cloths, footwear & jackets etc.,” Commissioner said.

Following are the rescued fishermen: Khamiso s/ o M. Raheem, M. Siddique s/o Usman, Usman s/o Karim Bux, Haroon s/o Noor Mohammed, Akber s/o Soomar, Umer s/o Soomar, and Bhutto s/o Abdul Karim.

All are resident of village Haji Ghulam Mallah, Taluka Golarchi, District Badin.

“The second boat with 22 fishermen onboard is on the way to Keti Bunder. They were expected to reach there around 5pm,” said the situation report submitted to the Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah by Ghazanfar Ali Qadri, Deputy Commissioner Thatta.

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