After two day of intensive search operation, the Indian Coast Guard yesterday afternoon recovered the body of a crew member of the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Volvox Asia, three miles off the Pong Reef, Asian News International (ANI) informs.
According to the report, on the morning of January 12, the Indian Coast Guard received a distress message from dredger Volvox Asia that one of its crew members, who was trainee Deck Officer, has fallen overboard while dredging near Prongs Reef in Mumbai Harbor.
“Indian Coast Guard diverted a Fast Patrol Vessel and an Interceptor Boat operating off Mumbai for search of missing crew,” said the PRO Indian Coast Guards.
“Air surveillance was also undertaken by Indian Coast Guard helicopter from Shikra on 12 and 13 January. The search operations continued for two days and dead body of the crew located by Indian Coast Guard Ship Agrim, 3 miles off Prong Reef at about 1:15 PM on 14 January,” Coast Guard said.
According to ANI, the body has been handed over to Mumbai Police for further formalities.