Three persons were feared killied and several others injured when an unidentified ship hit their fishing boat off Chettuva coast in Thrissur district on Tuesday morning.
Fourteen Fishermen were in the boat. All are said to natives of Colachel in Kanyakurari district, Tamil Nadu. The boat was completely destroyed in the collision. The search for the missing persons is underway.
The fishing boat which met with the mishap was identified as Oceanic owned by P V Shivan.
Chief Minister Pirarayi Vijayan has instructed the Ernakulam district Collector to take all steps related to the incident.
Minister for Fisheries J Mercykutty Amma hrs offered all possible help in the rescue operation.