10 crew members rescued from cargo ship off Maharashtra
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra): Ten crew members were rescued from an Indian cargo ship which drifted and got stuck off the Konkan coast at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, police said on Monday.
The brand new cargo carrier, "MV Shri Jayate" reported an engine failure Sunday evening, while voyaging in heavy rain, and drifted to the shore off Ratnagiri.
"It had reported an engine failure when it was around five km into high seas. Later, it drifted and is now stuck around two km from the coast in the Arabian Sea. With help from fishermen, we rescued all the crewmen safely," Suvarna Patki, an official at the Ratnagiri Police Station said.
Patki said the new ship was on its way to being delivered to clients in Kolkata. It had begun its journey from Vasai in Thane, and had covered about 250 km at the time the engine failed.
There is no report of any environmental hazard because of this incident.
Efforts to repair the faulty engines will be taken once the weather improves in the rain-battered Ratnagiri and Konkan region of the state, Patki said.
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