Goa: 42 passengers rescued after ships dashed into casino vessel

"The cruise vessel developed a technical snag and got drifted in the water. It dashed against the casino vessel which was anchored," a police official said.

PTI| Updated: Sep 23, 2017, 22:31 PM IST

Panaji: All the 42 passengers on board a cruise vessel were on Saturday rescued after the ship dashed into another boat which was anchored in Mandovi river near here, police said.

The incident took place at around 6.30 pm when state tourism department recognised cruise vessel was ferrying the passengers in the river, they said.

"The cruise vessel developed a technical snag and got drifted in the water. It dashed against the casino vessel which was anchored," a police official said.

Marine Police were rushed to the spot who used ladder to shift the passengers from cruise ship to the casino and then ferried them to the shore in small boats, he said.