Indian Navy and Coast Guard helicopters rescue 14 crew as ship sinks off Mumbai

Indian Navy and Coast Guard helicopters rescue 14 crew as ship sinks off Mumbai

Mumbai: Another vessel has run into trouble near Mumbai this morning off the Daman coast, and again India’s Navy helicopter rescue team have saved the crew members, this time with help from Indian Coast Guard helicopters.

General cargo vessel Coastal Pride (2,047 dwt, built 1994) sent a distress call this morning around 6am when the ship listed due to gusting winds and bad weather. When the Indian Navy arrived to the scene, the vessel was mostly submerged and crew were floating in the water.

The vessel, which was carrying cement, had sunk by 8.45 am. All 14 crew members were saved, six by the navy helicopter and eight by coast guard helicopters.

On Monday an Indian Navy helicopter rescued 20 crew members from Jindal Kamakshi (9,107 dwt, built 2009), which ran into severe difficulties off Mumbai on Sunday evening.

Coastal Pride is owned by Coast Line Shipping and managed by Orion Shipmanagement.

 

[Photo: Ministry of Defence, Government of India]

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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