12 Crew Members On Cargo Ship MV Kanchan Rescued Off Gujarat Coast

12 Crew Members On Cargo Ship MV Kanchan Rescued Off Gujarat Coast

12 Crew Members On Cargo Ship MV Kanchan Rescued Off Gujarat Coast

The Indian Coast Guard tweeted a video exhibiting the rescue effort

Mumbai:

MV Hermeez in coordination with the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC), Mumbai on Wednesday rescued 12 crew members who have been on board MV Kanchan that was stranded off Umargam.

MV Kanchan was stranded because of contamination in gas thereby rendering the Engine non-operational and no electrical energy on board, as per the Indian Coast Guard on Thursday.

The MRCC, Mumbai obtained data from Directorate-General for Communication Center (DDGCOMM) within the afternoon of July 21 that MV Kanchan was stranded off Umargam with 12 Indian crew on board, because of contamination in gas thereby rendering the engine non-operational and no electrical energy on board, as per a press assertion from Coast Guard.

MRCC Mumbai immediately activated the International Safety Net (ISN) to establish all of the vessels within the neighborhood to help stranded vessel MV Kanchan.

MV Hermeez within the neighborhood was fast to reply and instantly diverted in the direction of the distressed vessel that was caught in climate inclement with winds gusting as much as 50 Knots and waves reaching as much as the peak of 3-3.5 meters.

Braving tough seas, MV Hermeez safely evacuated all of the 12 crew of MV Kanchan, in a daring night time operation on July 21, 2021, stated Indian Coast Guard in a tweet on Thursday morning.

“#Savinglives In a swiftly coordinated operation by MRCC #Mumbai, MV Hermeez, braving tough seas, rescued 12 crew of distressed vessel MV Kanchan stranded off Umargam, #Maharashtra on 21 July night time. Well completed Hermeez. @DefenceMinIndia@shipmin_india” tweeted the Indian Coast Guard

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