New Delhi, June 23: In a swift & prompt operation, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has rescued 15 mariners of Syrian nationality from a foreign flag ship MV Princess Miral which ran aground in Karnataka's New Mangalore Port.
Indian Coast Guard ships 'Vikram' and 'Amartya' carried out the rescue mission on Tuesday under rough weather conditions. "In a swift & prompt operation, Indian Coast Guard Ship Vikram & Amartya have saved 15 precious lives of Syrian nationality from aground MV Princess Miral off #NewMangalore on 21 Jun.#ICG capabilities as the nodal agency for M-#SAR in the Indian Ocean Region," the ICG tweeted.
The vessel was abandoned by the crew of the ship due to a breech in hull and ingress of water in holds, according to a statement by the Coast Guard. The ship that sailed from Malaysia was bound for Lebanon.
The successful operation and seamless coordination of Maritime Search and Rescue in the Indian Search and Rescue Region by Indian Coast Guard Units reaffirms Indian Coast Guard's capabilities as nodal agency for Search and Rescue in the Indian Ocean Region.