Stranded Indian ship repaired, leaves for destination
Washington: All 28 Indian crew members
onboard a crippled bulk cargo freighter, which was stranded in
mid-sea, were today headed for their destination of Portland
after the vessel`s engine was repaired.
"They (crew) did not abandon the ship. They repaired
the vessel and are currently underway headed to Portland,
Oregon," Sean Terry, Petty Officer, US Coast Guard told PTI
over telephone from Alaska.
"All are fine. No one is injured. Everybody remained
on board," Terry said.
Earlier, the crew of the ship in distress APJ
Suryavir, had planned to abandon the ship in stormy seas and
APJ Suryavir was coming from China and headed towards
Portland when the engine of this 740-foot almost empty bulk
cargo freighter failed. What made the matter worse was the
poor weather condition with stormy sea and winds blowing at a
speed of 96 kph.
On Sunday, the master of the ship APJ Suryavir had
sought emergency help from the US Coast Guard as the ship went
adrift off the coast of Alaska in a stormy North Pacific.
The engine of the ship, that malfunctioned, was
repaired by engineers on board at about 8:20 am local time.
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