An official stated on Wednesday that the Mumbai Police handed over the our bodies of 52 crew members killed by drowning through the cyclone towing off the ferry P305 and the Mumbai coast of the tugboat Varaprada, whereas 27 our bodies are but to be recognized. He stated the Navy recovered eight extra our bodies on Tuesday night close to the Alibag coast in neighboring Raigad district, which have been handed over to the Mumbai Police and despatched for autopsy.
Earlier, the Navy had handed over the our bodies of 71 victims to the town police, who’ve lodged reviews of unintended deaths and are investigating what led to the accident. The Navy and Coast Guard rescued 188 members of the crew of each ships. Out of a complete of 79 useless our bodies, 52 have been recognized and handed over to relations by the police, whereas 27 our bodies are but to be recognized, the official stated. He stated that the police are taking assist of forensic science laboratories to determine the useless our bodies via DNA matching. P305 and Varprada – each assist vessels working for ONGC’s offshore oil fields close to Mumbai – suffered the brunt of the cyclone storm that made landfall off the Gujarat coast on 17 Might. The Chief Engineer of the Bajra P305 alleged this in his assertion to the police. That his captain didn’t take the cyclone’s warning critically. Police have thus far recorded statements of eight surviving crew members.