Merchant ship collides with Coast Guard vessel, no casualties
Mumbai: A merchant ship on Tuesday collided
with an Indian Coast Guard vessel off the Mumbai Coast but no
one was injured.
The mishap occurred around 5 pm near the Mumbai Port
when the merchant ship rammed into a stationary Coast Guard
vessel undergoing repair, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Port
Zone) M Kohe told agency.
He said 59 people, all crew members of Coast Guard
Ship Vivek, were rescued or swam to safety.
The cause behind the collision involving merchant ship
`Global Purity` was being investigated.
Kohe said the Coast Guard ship developed cracks
because of the impact, tilted on one side and began sinking.
ICGS Vivek was a 20 year-old platform inducted into
the Coast Guard on August 19, 1989.
Kohe said efforts were on to plug the cracks in the
Coast Guard ship and pump out the water gushing inside.
An FIR has been lodged with the Yellow Gate police
station in south Mumbai and investigation is on, he said.
The 74x12 m Coast Guard vessel was anchored when the
merchant ship crashed into it.
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