Navy helps rescue Indian vessel crew

Published August 12, 2022
A photo released by Pakistan Navy shows the capsized Indian vessel, Jamna Sagar, in the Arabian Sea near Gwadar.
A photo released by Pakistan Navy shows the capsized Indian vessel, Jamna Sagar, in the Arabian Sea near Gwadar.

KARACHI: Nine members of an Indian vessel’s crew were rescued while the body of another was fished out of the Arabian Sea with Pakistan’s help, the Pakistan Navy (PN) announced on Thursday.

Sailing vessel Jamna Sagar with 10 crew members on board sank in the Arabian Sea near Gwadar on Aug 9, the PN news release said.

Responding to a distress call, the Pakistan Maritime Inform­ation Centre reque­sted a nearby merchant ship, MT Kruibeke, to provide necessary assistance to the crew of the drowning vessel.

The merchant ship recovered nine crew members while continuing its voyage to its next port Dubai and onward, where it disembarked the crew.

At the same time, one PN ship along with two heli-copters reached the area to look for the missing crew member.

On Thursday, they found his dead body and handed it over to the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency for further proceedings.

The PN said the successful search and rescue operation is a practical manifestation of its resolve for safety of life at sea. Pakistan Navy has always remained at the forefront in extending its support for any emergency search and rescue situation in its waters and beyond.

Published in Dawn, August 12th, 2022

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