Coast Guard, Indian Navy start ops to rescue ship

Coast Guard, Indian Navy start ops to rescue ship

Coast Guard, Indian Navy start ops to rescue ship

Massive salvage operations have been mounted to save general cargo carrier MV Jindal Kamakshi, which is stranded in the Arabian Sea, and salvers M/S SMIT Salvage and Coast Guard are expected to tug the ship successfully to the shores.

So far no oil spill has been reported. On Sunday night, the 7,000-tonne ship which was on voyage from Mundra in Gujarat to Kochi in Kerala, listed and on Monday morning, the 20-member crew was rescued by Coast Guard and Indian Navy.

The anchor of the vessel had been dragging since then and the vessel has reached about 20 km away from the coast. “The vessel condition as well as the efforts for the salvage are being monitored  constantly by the Indian Coast Guard. M/S Smith salvage has been hired by the company for salvage operation,” Coast Guard officials said.

The extremely bad weather of the Mumbai coast has restricted the movement of shipping/ boats, the Tug Ocean Thunder also could not reached the  stranded vessel for assessing, planning the salvage operation. dal Kamakshi to obviate the imminent vessel grounding at Mumbai coast 

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