Port Blair, Jan 12: A cargo dinghy said to have been returning from Swaraj Dweep (Havelock) capsized near the North Bay. Reports gathered indicate that the dinghy loaded with hundreds of LPG cylinders had capsized on the 9th of January 2021. However the matter was not informed to the Indian Coast Guard for SAR operation.

The dinghy had two persons on board out of which one has been rescued while there is no trace of the other person. LPG Cylinders were noticed on the shore little ahead from North Bay.

These cargo dhingies have been the lifeline of the people of Shaheed and Swaraj Dweep, who are totally dependent on them for their provisions in the absence of certified cargo boats to cater to the needs of the people. Though such dinghies are not safe yet the authorities have been turning a blind eye to this issue for long.