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Coast Guard rescues crew of sunken ship

Coastguard interceptor boat C-404 rescued the crew of the sinking boat at around 3am today

Coastguard interceptor boat C-404 rescued the crew of the sinking boat at around 3am today

On Sunday morning, the Indian Coastguard rescued the six crew of the MSV Malabar Light which capsized eight nautical miles off the coast of Beypore due to flooding in the engine room.

The Coast Guard interceptor boat, C-404, rescued the crew of the sinking boat around 3 a.m. today, the Navy said.

The navy said the vessel was en route to Androth at Lakshadweep with livestock, building materials etc.

“Beypore Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre contacted the crew of the MSV in distress by telephone and found that the MSV was on a voyage from Beypore to Androth laden with building materials, livestock, cows etc. The vessel sank… due to flooding in the engine room. The entire crew jumped onto the lifeboat and was adrift in the open sea,” the Navy said in a statement.

The Navy said the C-404 reached its position around 4:20 a.m. and rescued all crew members.

“All crew members were taken on board and first aid was given. All crew members reported being in good health,” he said.

C-404 took the lifeboat under tow and reached Beypore Harbor at 06:15 and the crew was handed over to local authorities.