Maharashtra: Rescue Agencies Make Efforts To Save Sailors On Stricken Vessel Near Wadrai Coast

Maharashtra: Rescue Agencies Make Efforts To Save Sailors On Stricken Vessel Near Wadrai Coast

There are 12 sailors on the ship and efforts to repair the engine are underway, an official said.

Pankaj S RautUpdated: Sunday, July 23, 2023, 10:57 PM IST
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A cargo ship heading towards Hazira Port, 20 miles southwest of Surat, drifted near the coast of Wadrai in Palghar Taluka on Sunday following a snag in the engine.

There are 12 sailors on the ship and efforts to repair the engine are underway, an official said. Efforts are also on to communicate with the captain of the ship to get the sailors offshore.

Vessel developed a snag

Sea Siddhee, a general cargo vessel with a carrying capacity of 2,615 TEUs, 79.79 metres long and 15.4 metres wide, developed a snag in the engine during its voyage from Mumbai to Hazira Port. The vessel set off on Sunday and developed a snag in the afternoon. The crew anchored the vessel near the Wadrai coast at around 1pm today. The vessel was expected to reach Hazira on Monday at 10.30am.

The vessel is now positioned 0.5 nautical miles from the coast of Wadrai. Repair work is said to be going on and an additional vessel has been called to tug the vessel if the repair operation is not successful. Various government agencies are trying to coordinate help for this vessel as the seawater is rough and there are chances that it might sink due to gusty wind and high waves.

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