Indian Coast Guard rescues all 22 crew members from distressed merchant vessel MT Global King I; watch video

ICG vessels and ALH Dhruv were launched from Porbandar to carry out the rescue operations 93 nautical miles into the Arabian Sea.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, July 06, 2022, 05:42 PM IST
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The Indian Coast Guard Wednesday rescued all 22 crew members from distressed merchant vessel MT Global King I, ICG officials said.

"In a swift rescue operation, All 22 crew of distressed vessel MT Global King rescued by@IndiaCoastGuard#Ship and #ALH launched from #Porbandar to 93 NM into the sea. All crew are safe and healthy."

ICG vessels and ALH Dhruv were launched from Porbandar to carry out the rescue operations 93 nautical miles into the Arabian Sea.

According to the initial information shared by the Indian Coast Guard, the troubled vessel was on the way from Khor Fakkan UAE to Karwar in India, carrying 6000 tons of Bitumen with 22 crew onboard.

The rescue operations in the Arabian Sea near Porbandar coast in Gujarat was carried out after a distress alert was received from MT Global King I due to uncontrolled flooding onboard.

Indian Coast Guard shared a visual of the site shared showing an aircraft carrying out recce around the troubled vessel.

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