On Friday, 17 June, after a storm in the Bay of Bengal were missing 33 fishing boats. A schooner is about 550 people.
On it informs RIA "Novosti" with reference to the press-secretary of the Eastern Command of Indian Mahesh Upasana. "The administration of West Bengal came to us for help. Aimed at finding fishermen patrol aircraft 'Dornier' and two ships. The operation was very difficult wind and low clouds, but we do not leave attempts to find people, "- said the spokesman.
Fishermen Association of India hopes that the missing sailors wait out bad weather on uninhabited islands in the delta of the Ganges.
Early in the morning of Friday, June 17, a wind storm and heavy rain hit the Indian state of West Bengal. Indian weather forecasters predict worsening weather, which greatly complicates the search for the missing fishermen.
Due to heavy rains in the capital city of West Bengal, Kolkata flooded several districts. Because of water in the streets paralyzed traffic, shut schools. The city has no electricity because of storm felled trees.