Two fishing boats were gutted at Coco Beach in Nerul on Monday and the losses are pegged at Rs. 16 lakhs with the owners of the boats suspecting sabotage,
The fibre boats belonging to Marshal Camilo and Francisco Cardozo were totally destroyed along with the fishing nets and nylon ropes.
Although a fire tender rushed to the beach, it was of no use as the boats were at the shore where the fire tender could not reach and the fire service personnel had to use sea water to douse the fire.
Marshal Camilo has lodged a complaint with the police alleging that his boat was deliberately set on fire and even named a suspect.