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Passenger ship in distress off Car Nicobar

The Indian Coast Guard came to the rescue of 250 passengers, including 102 bound for Chennai, after the 'Swaraj Dweep' suffered water ingress on Aug 2, 2018, at 1

Passenger ship in distress off Car Nicobar
02 August 2018 - 13:28
The Indian Coast Guard came to the rescue of 250 passengers, including 102 bound for Chennai, after the 'Swaraj Dweep' suffered water ingress on Aug 2, 2018, at 1.30 a.m. The captain requesting urgent assistance to stop the flooding in the cargo hold 2. The ship was around 40 nautical miles from the Keating Point Lighthouse in Car Nicobar, bound for Nancowry and then to Campbell Bay before proceeding to Chennai. It was adrift in the northernmost part of Andaman and Nicobar Island. The ship had on board 102 passengers bound for Chennai and 148 local passengers. The Coast Guard vessel 'Aruna Asaf Ali' was immediately sent and started to dewater the ship with strong submersible pumps. The flooding was contained at five metres level and since receded to one feet height. The 'Ocean Marvel' has been sent to take the passengers off. Report with photos: zeenews.india.com...
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