Chinese crew arrested

Kochi, Jan. 18 (PTI): A Chinese crew member of the Panamian-flagged Japanese cargo vessel, which hit and destroyed a fishing country craft off Beypore near Kozhikode, was arrested today for alleged negligence, police sources said.

The crew, Yea Li, a second officer of the vessel MV Izumo, was brought to the coastal police station here and arrested under IPC sections 280, 337 and 427, which are bailable offences. He was on duty at the deck when the incident had occurred.

Police sources said he was later granted bail. The captain of the vessel was also questioned. Under the impact of the collision, the fishing craft broke into two and sank.

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