Indian Navy rescues all 20 on board sinking merchant ship

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The Indian Navy on Monday said it had rescued all 2o crew on board the merchant vessel Jindal Kamakshi.

DK Sharma, the navy PRO, said, “We received a distress call from Indian Merchant vessel Jindal Kamakshi yesterday at around 11: 10 pm.”

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The news agency PTI quoted a defence spokesperson as saying, “”Information was received around midnight by the Indian Navy that a vessel in distress Jindal Kamakshi which was 40 nautical miles from Mumbai harbour and 25 nautical miles off Vasai coast had listed heavily.”

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“The distress message said the vessel listed heavily, with 20 persons on-board and requested assistance,” the official said.

The crew requested immediate evacuation. The Indian Navy deployed a Sea King helicopter and a ship to assist the crew members of the merchant vessel after receiving a distress call at around 11:10 pm on Sunday. The crew had to call for assistance after they failed to clear water that had flooded one end of the vessel.

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