22 Rescued from Sinking Ship Off India


An Indian Coast Guard vessel came to the rescue of a distressed cargo ship suffering from a crack below the water line.

The MV ASIAN EXPRESS had 22 crewmen onboard during the time it started sinking. All of them were successfully rescued and are aboard the ICGS Varuna.

The sinking ship is presently located about 43 nautical miles north of Minicoy Island in Lakshadweep and is still flooding. The ASIAN EXPRESS had set sail from Port Qasim in Pakistan en route to Maldives with a reported cargo of sand and cement.

The ASIAN EXPRESS is Maldives-flagged and owned by Lily Enterprise. The vessel was built in 1977 by Meyer Neptun Rostock in Germany.



Source: http://www.maritime-executive.com/




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