Dubai: An Indian ship sank off the coast of
southern Oman, drowning five Indian sailors and leaving nine
The ship MSV Shiv Sagar MNV 2169 sank near the southern
Dhofar region of Oman yesterday, local media reports said.
Six sailors were rescued after the Omani coast guards and
naval vessels launched a rescue operation but nine others are
still missing, the Gulf news reported.
The southern Dhofar region was hit by torrential rains
this week, flooding the region and killing 12 people.
The Met authorities in the region had on Friday cautioned
fishermen and other seafarers to check the condition of the
sea over the next 24 hours before venturing out.
The rescued sailors were initially taken to the Sadah
Hospital for treatment.
They were being kept at the police station in Sadah city,
which is located around 140 km from Salalah in southern Oman
as the rescuers searched for the missing.
The nine missing sailors were identified as Captain
Prabhulal, Engineer Suresh, Lalji, Bharat, Mohan Mehta, Ashraf
Asam, Yusuf Saamra, Suleiman Haji Sumara and Hussain Sumaraa.