Mumbai, March 15: At least 88 people were rescued from a sinking boat in the Arabian Sea near the Mandwa Jetty at Raigad, here on Saturday morning, a police official said.
The incident occurred when a passenger ferry boat, Ajanta, left Gateway of India in south Mumbai for Mandwa Jetty, a distance of approximately 14 kms by Arabian Sea. However, at around 1015 hrs, barely a kilometer before the hour long voyage was to end, the boat suddenly started ingressing water and began to sink rapidly, along with the passengers and crew.
Hearing the screams of 'help' from the panicky passengers, a coastal patrol boat of Raigad Police led by Prashant Gharat rushed there to rescue in Sadgurukrupa vessel, which was at the Mandwa Jetty. (UNI)