Mumbai's popular floatel 'ARK Deck Bar' sinks near Bandra-Worli Sea Link

As per reports, this privately owned floating restaurant was anchored. No casualties have been reported.

  • Mumbai's popular floatel 'ARK Deck Bar' sinks near Bandra-Worli Sea Link
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A privately owned floating restaurant sinks near Mumbai's Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

As per reports, the restaurant was called ARK deck bar and was owned by a privately held company, sank at 7:15 PM. A total of 15 people were saved from the boat, and no casualties have been reported yet. Officials have mentioned that the floatel started capsizing due to weather change at 2:15 PM, where the anchor moved and hit a rock and detached from the seabed. 


Sharing more information about the incident, Vikram Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) said the license of the floatel was only until Friday evening after which the plan was to take this to 'bhaucha dhakka' for monsoon season. However, due to unexpected weather and conditions in the sea, the boat may have hit a rock and a hole may have been formed due to which water entered the boat.

Authorities at ARK Deck bar also tweeted about their monsoon break and said

 

Floating restaurants have become a new attraction in the city, and Mumbaikars have been enjoying this new addition for recreation. These restaurants have brought newer opportunities. Until today, three floatels were functional near Bandra-Worli Sea-Link. However, this incident may now raise an alarm regarding the safety of such floatels and initiatives.

No further information has been received regarding this incident.

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