An engineer was missing after a barge carrying 60 tonnes of essential commodities and diesel to a ship engaged in exploration activities off Nagapattinam coast sank in the sea, Coast Guard officials said.
A Maldivian container vessel started sinking near off Minicoy islands in Lakshadweep after a engine snag but all 22 crew members, including four Indians, on board were rescued by a Coast Guard ship on Wednesday night.
UNSC on Friday condemned the sinking of a SKorean warship in March that killed 46 sailors, but in a concession to China it did not directly blame North Korea, which was found to be culpable in the attack by an international probe.
A South Korean-led investigation into the sinking of a warship near its disputed border with North Korea was inconclusive, may have contained fabricated data and should be reopened, two American-based researchers said on Thursday.
North Korean leader
Kim Jong Il denied Pyongyang`s alleged involvement in the
sinking of a South Korean warship during his visit to China
early this month, sources close to six-party denuclearising
A new study has indicated that most of the world’s low-lying river deltas are sinking from human activity, making them increasingly vulnerable to flooding from rivers and ocean storms and putting millions of people at risk.