Floating restaurant Ark Deck Bar capsizes in Mumbai's Bandra area; all 15 on board rescued, says police
Popular floating restaurant 'Ark Deck Bar', off the coast near Bandra in Mumbai, capsized and sank partially on Friday evening under the possible impact of huge tidal waves trigged by the Mekunu Cyclone
Mumbai: Popular floating restaurant 'Ark Deck Bar', off the coast near Bandra in Mumbai, capsized and sank partially on Friday evening under the possible impact of huge tidal waves trigged by the Mekunu Cyclone, police said.
At least 15 people on board, mostly crew, were immediately rescued as the vessel tilted dangerously on Friday evening and were taken ashore in small motorboats, according to an official of Bandra Police station.
The 'Ark Deck Bar' floatel, a luxurious offshore dining and party attraction, has a capacity of around 150 people and was anchored some distance off the Bandra Jetty, offering a magnificent view of the Mumbai skyline and the Rajiv Gandhi Bandra Worli Sea Link nearby.
Meanwhile, the owner of Mumbai's first floatel, 'AB Celestial', Aishwarya Bhende said her vessel was shifted to and anchored off the Ferry Wharf in south Mumbai a couple of days ago after the Mekuni Cycone warning was issued by the maritime authorities.
"Our floatel is absolutely safe and is in anchor at the Ferry Wharfa There is some speculation that it had met with a tragedy, but that is not correct," Bhende told IANS.
Besides 'AB Celestial' and 'Ark Deck Bar', Mumbai has another half a few more big and small such floatels around the shores as part of the centre's policy to encourage tourism.
On Friday a major fire broke out in a building on Bandra's Linking Road. Reports suggest that the fire broke out on the 6th floor of Kimaya Showroom. Fire fighters rushed to the spot with six water tankers.
A five-storey building collapsed in suburban Bandra on Thursday afternoon with two girls feared trapped inside.
A fire broke out in a four-storey commercial building in suburban Bandra here this morning, but no casualties were reported.