The crew of an Indian general cargo ship survived for 10 hours in a life raft in stormy seas in the Bay of Bengal after their ship sank yesterday. The Indian Coast Guard rescued the men yesterday afternoon in an air-sea coordinated operation about 400 km from Port Blair.
The ITT Panther, belonging to Kolkata’s ITT Shipping, had set out from Kolkata on July 15.
The coast guard received a distress call early yesterday morning. The 32-year-old ship is understood to have tilted dramatically as its cargo shifted during heavy monsoon weather.