The Indian Coast Guard rescued 22 crew members from a sinking merchant vessel off the coast of Porbandar in Gujarat on Wednesday, an official said.
“At approximately 8:20 am, the ICG received an emergency alert regarding uncontrolled flooding on board the merchant vessel Global King-1. The vessel was reportedly 185 km off the coast of Porbandar. The ICG responded immediately and alerted all stakeholders,” it said. in a press release. †
In a rapid rescue operation, all 22 crew members of the ailing vessel MT Global King were rescued by: @IndiaCoastGuard#Ship and #ALH launched from #porbandar to 93 NM into the sea. All crew members are safe and sound. @DefenceMinIndia@shipmin_india@MEAIndia@PMOIndia@SpokespersonMoDpic.twitter.com/KVmjsFclsI
— Indian Coast Guard (@IndiaCoastGuard) July 6, 2022
The ICG’s swift action has saved the lives of 22 crew members, including a Pakistani and a Sri Lankan (the rest are Indians) who have been safe and taken to Porbandar, it said.
The Dornier plane was launched from ICG Air Station Porbandar to assess the situation and relay information to nearby ships in bad weather, it said.
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