Hundreds Rescued from Flooded Ferry in India

By ,   August 2, 2018 ,   Accidents

Indian Coast Guard rescued 343 people from a passenger ship on Thursday, August 2. The ferry reported severe flooding onboard while it was docked off the islands of Car Nicobar, roughly halfway between Car Nicobar and Port Blair.

The Coast Guard diverted a vessel to the area and pressed in Dornier aircraft in their rescue mission. All passengers were safely transferred to the CG ship. The Indian Coast Guard later announced all the personnel of the passenger ship, MV Swaraj Dweep, were safe.

The damage control was done via heavy duty submersible pumps. Situation is said to be already normal, with water ingress taken under control. Probably, the 14239GT passenger cargo ship will be towed to nearest cruise port.