Watch: Coast Guard Helicopters Rescue 16 From Sinking Vessel
The Coast Guard on Thursday rescued 16 crew members of a cargo vessel that bought grounded off the Maharashtra coast.
The vessel, MV Mangala, started to tilt after water started to flood its decrease deck.
An announcement from the Coast Guard mentioned they deployed a ship and two helicopters to rescue the crew after receiving a request for assist from the vessel grasp.
“Indian Coast Guard Ship Subhadra Kumari Chauhan sailed out from Dighi harbour and proceeded towards distressed vessel for rendering assistance. Meanwhile, two ICG helicopters were also launched from ICG Air station Daman for evacuation of crew from MV Mangalam,” the assertion learn.
The rescue efforts have been carried out amid inclement climate, the Coast Guard added. All the 16 crew members have been taken to Revdanda port within the Raigarh district of Maharashtra and administered first assist.
“The vessel has around 24 KL fuel left and the state administration has been informed and the agent and charterer have been directed to take necessary action at the earliest”, mentioned DIG Prashant Kumar Sharma, Commander, Coast Guard Maharashtra.