Kochi: A merchant vessel reportedly collided with a Kerala fishing boat Friday evening off the Karnataka coast, a defence spokesperson said here.
`MV Lady Farhan` collided with fishing boat `Sania` at 5.30 pm Friday, 22 nautical miles off Ezhimala near Mangalore.
Three of the eight crew on board `Sania` suffered minor injuries. Both the vessels are safe.
A probe has been ordered into the incident, which will begin when `MV Lady Farhan` enters Karwar for its scheduled call there.