Mumbai: The Indian Navy and the Coast Guards rescued 14 crew member of an Indian cement carrier ship MV Coastal Pride, that sunk 75 nautical miles off Mumbai coast and 24 nautical miles of Daman on Wednesday morning.
The Navy and Coast Guards launched their Sea King and Chetak helicopters to rescue the crew members on board the ship, following a distress call.
At 7.58am, Indian Navy Sea king helicopter took off from INS Shikra (Naval Air Station), Colaba while the two Coast Guard helicopters Chetak Helos left at 8.40am for the rescue operation that was carried out 24 nautical miles from Daman coast. The rescued crews were safely evacuated to Umargaon. “The ship sunk midway the rescue operation was on,” the Indian Navy spokesperson said.
The navy had rescued 20 crew member of another listing vehicle ‘Jindal kamakshi’, 40 nautical miles off the Mumbai harbor two days ago.