After an intensive search of two days, on Monday, the Indian Coast Guard has recovered the body of a crew member of dredger Volvox Asia, which is located 3 miles off the Pong Reef.

On January 12, the Indian Coast Guard has received a distress message from dredger Volvox Asia, which states that one of its crew members Raj Kumar Mylapilli has fallen overboard while dredging near Prongs Reef in Mumbai harbor. Mylapilli is a trainee deck officer in the ship.

The Indian Coast Guard’s Public Relation Officer said that “Indian Coast Guard diverted a Fast Patrol Vessel and an Interceptor Boat operating off Mumbai for the search of the missing crew.”

He further informed that “Air surveillance was also undertaken by the Indian Coast Guard helicopter from Shikra on January 12 and 13. The search operations continued for two days and the dead body of the crew located by Indian Coast Guard Ship Agrim, 3 miles off Prong Reef at about 1:15 PM on January 14.”

The dead body has been handed over to the Mumbai Police for detail formalities.

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