Berhampur: At least and 18 fishermen were rescued from mid-sea off Gopalpur coast in Ganjam district and four among them were injured after two boats collided here today.
The local boat had collided with another boat about 500 meters off the coast.
According to sources, while one boat was coming towards the shore, another was venturing into the sea on Sunday morning when they collided with each other owing to dense fog and high tides. One of the boats was completely wrecked after the collision.
As the mishap occurred near the coast, the fishermen swam to the shore, sources said. Besides, fishing equipments worth lakhs have also been destroyed in the mishap, sources said.