Dredger Kamal XXXVI reportedly abandoned

May 18, 2013 at 23:45 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

The Economic Times, India, reported dredger KAMAL XXXVI stuck in Mumbai port, with 39 crew. "The ship, KAMAL XXXVI, owned by Jaisu Shipping Co Pvt Ltd, with the 31 Indian crew members and eight from Ukraine on board, had got struck three nautical miles off Mumbai port near Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust for the last five months and not been provided by provisions, medical help by the company," Secretary General, Akhil Bharatiya Human Rights Organisation (ABHRO), H S Tanwar told reporters here. He claimed that there is a total blackout on the vessel, with its crews surviving on noodles and pasta and their health conditions are deteriorating. The ship can also sink in harsh weather as it is without power and maneuvering capacity, Tanwar said. The office of the shipping company also stopped communications with the crew stuck onboard, the ABHRO official added.


Vessel is anchored in Mumbai port area, last AIS signal dated May 12, so there is some power on board of the vessel, after all. According to AIS, owner of the vessel is the Ukrainian company BLACK SEA & AZOV SEA DREDGING.

Dredger Kamal XXXVI reportedly abandoned

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