Kochi: With two shipping accidents and seven casualties inside three weeks, the Kerala coast and the fishermen community are still unable to believe what the hell is going on.The merchant vessels are not the only party to be blamed for the tragic incidents. Recently the London based joint war committee issued a circular regarding the oceanic regions most haunted by pirates.Unluckily some portions of the Arabian sea near to Kerala coast have become a part of this.The area 22 nautical miles outside the Kerala coast is also now a part of the red zone which extends up to the coast of Africa.As a result most of the ships pass within the 22 miles line and this has led to the accidents which had shocked all of humanity recently.
Along with this, the complications related to the validity of Insurance claims for the accidents occurring in the war zones is also a manipulating factor for this.These accidents could only be avoided if the war-zone is re-written to about 200 miles away from the South-West coast of India.It should also be noted that not even a single piracy related incident had occurred in this area in the past one year or so.Indian government should take a sudden step to inform the committee about this data.
Even though almost 800 nautical miles beyond the Kerala coast is free of any piracy, it is surprising that the area got included in the war-zone.Shipping companies worldwide have approved the proposal and instructed their masters to acknowledge the guidelines.The above mentioned 200 miles come under India's special economic zone and thus enjoy many privileges in the area.Lets hope that a sudden solution in to that effect will be made by our government.
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