Coast Guard rescues six-member crew of dhow that sank mid-sea off Mangaluru

The Coast Guard Saturday saved the lives of six crew members of MSV Safina-Al-Mirzal, which sank mid-sea at about 30 nautical miles west of Kasaragod, Kerala. The dhow reportedly sunk because of flooding of its engine room.

Coast Guard Dornier 773 was on a routine MR sortie once they picked up a misery name at 11:35 am from MSV Safina-Al-Mirzal. After a 30-minute search, CG Dornier 773 sighted a particles and the six crew members, who had been floating within the water. After analysing the ocean circumstances, CG Dornier dropped the life raft mid-air.

The Coast Guard Karnataka, in a swift motion primarily based on inputs obtained from CG Dornier, deployed a Quick Interceptor Boat C-448 for a search and rescue mission. The C-448 reached the positioning in lower than one hour and rescued all of the six crew members in correct well being situation.

The six-member crew was taken to Mangalore harbour. Among the many crew members, one was from Mangalore and the remaining had been from Gujarat.

The C-448 reached the positioning in lower than one hour and rescued all of the six crew members in a correct wholesome situation. (Defence PRO, Bengaluru)

After an preliminary evaluation by the rescue crew, it was revealed that seepage of seawater into the boat’s engine room led to the sinking of the dhow.

MSV Safina-Al-Mirzal had sailed from the Outdated Mangalore Port on March 19 at 4:30 pm carrying 120 tons of spices, meals grains, greens, sand and granite.

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