Mumbai: In a swift and coordinated rescue operation, the Indian Coast Guard saved 19 crew members – 18 Indians and the Ethiopian Captain – of a sinking cargo ship, an official stated right here on Friday. The Gabon-flagged vessel, MT Parth, was carrying a cargo of three,911 tonnes of Asphalt Bitumen from Khor Fakkan in UAE to New Mangalore Port. Round 9.30 a.m., the vessel reported flooding within the Arabian Sea when it was round 41 miles off Ratnagiri coast and the crew despatched a misery message to the ICG.
The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre swung into motion and two ICG ships within the neighborhood, ICGS Sujeet and ICGS Apoorva, have been diverted to the distressed cargo ship, an Superior Mild Helicopter deployed and the ship MV Wadi Bani was directed to proceed for assist.
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The ICG additionally relayed Worldwide Security Web and NAVTEX to alert different service provider vessels within the space. Because the MT Parth was flooding quick and dangerously itemizing, the crew deserted the ship anticipating it might sink when the MV Wadi Bani Khalid reached the spot round 12.30 pm, together with ICGS Sujeet and the chopper.
The rescue operations are persevering with and the house owners of the distressed vessel have been requested to take up preventive measures to arrest marine air pollution with an emergency towing vessel continuing to the spot. Until date, the ICG has saved greater than 11,000 lives at sea, or nearly one life each different day with fast seamless coordination amongst numerous companies.