Missing people in the Bay of Bengal.
6 of the 31 fishermen, who had gone missing in the Bay of Bengal after venturing into deep waters despite weather warnings four days ago, were rescued on Monday but 25 are still missing. 13 other fishermen on another boat, which had developed a snag and drifted into the Bangladesh waters due to inclement weather, were rescued by the coast guards of India and the neighboring country in a coordinated operation on Saturday. With this, 49 fishermen have been rescued since Saturday.
The secretary of the fishermen's association at Kakdwip, Nikon Maity, said six fishermen of FB Dashabhuja were rescued by fishermen in Haribhanga islet of Bangladesh and they were brought to Kakdwip on Monday morning. The missing fishermen had started from Namkhana in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on four trawlers - FB Nayan, FB Dashabhuja, FB Babaji and FB Joy Jogiraj - on Thursday. Though FB Dashabhuja, FB Joyjogiraj, and FB Babaji are feared to be submerged, 15 fishermen each from FB Joyjogiraj and FB Babaji have been rescued. The whereabouts of FB Nayan with 16 fishermen on board are still unknown. 9 fishermen from FB Dashabhuja are also missing.