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Boat capsizes in Arabian Sea; 6 swim to safety, 1 missing

Six fishermen swam to safety while one was missing after their boat capsized in the Arabian Sea off the Uttan coast here in Maharashtra, police said on Monday.

The mishap took place around 9.30 pm on Monday when the seven fishermen on board the transit boat were on way to a bigger boat anchored in the deep sea, an official at the Uttan police station said.

Amid the high tide, their transit boat overturned off the Uttan coast, located in Bhayandar area of Thane, he said.

While four fishermen swam to safety late last night, two reached the Uttan shore on Monday morning, the official said.

Divers and locals were searching for the missing fisherman, he said.

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