Herald: Velim seafarer goes missing in high seas
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Velim seafarer goes missing in high seas

23 Mar 2018 05:39am IST
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23 Mar 2018 05:39am IST

MARGAO: Mr Deepak Gad, young seamen from Velim, has gone missing from one more Carnival Glory ship from Sunday.

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MARGAO: Mr Deepak Gad, young seamen from Velim, has gone missing from one more Carnival Glory ship from Sunday.

Deepak is reported to have been missing since Sunday, March 18, while the cruise ship was at sea, en-route to Amber Cove, Dominican Republic. The Goa Seamen Association of India has said they are in constant touch with Mr Nelson Scott from Carnival Miami head office as well as the local agent in Goa.  As per Carnival Glory shipping sources “all efforts are being made to trace the body which has been untraceable till date.”

Deepak had called a night before he went missing and complained of a back pain and was on treatment on board. It is also learnt that he wanted to come home but his company told him that he has to buy his own airline ticket which he could not afford as he was only three months in his first contract. He was very depressed and disturbed according to his brother who the GSAI met on Wednesday. The Indian consulate in New York is also monitoring the situation as well as the NRI Department Government of Goa.

This is second incident in less than a year from the same cruise line wherein Mr Symron Almeida from Cuncolim went missing last year and the body has still not been found.

"It is a matter of concern as many seafarers are going missing lately due to work load and harassment on board. Our Government needs to be more serious in handling such cases as most of the time the families cannot get justice," says Dixon Vaz, spokesperson for GSAI.

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