Dubai: A team of Iranian rescuers is working
to reach 13 trapped divers, including six Indians, who are
stuck underwater since the last two days in a sunken ship with
limited oxygen supply.
The divers were installing an underwater oil pipeline and
were inside a pressurised diving chamber when their Koosha-1
ship sank in the Persian Gulf in stormy seas on October 20.
Besides the Indians, the divers were Iranian and Ukranian.
An Iranian official said the diving chamber in which they
were trapped had limited supply of oxygen but the rescue team
hopes to reach them soon.
Pirouz Mousavi, head of the Pars Energy Zone in southern
Iran said the divers have been trapped in the diving chamber
of the sunken ship which has oxygen for 48 hours.
"So we are hopeful that they will be saved," he was quoted
as saying by IRNA news agency.
Sixty people on board the Iranian ship that sank in the
Persian Gulf on October 20 have already been rescued and
rescuers are looking for the missing 13.
The ship was reportedly heading towards southern Assaluyeh
Port from the nearby oil platforms when it sank 15 miles away
from the harbour due to an overload of cargo.