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Cargo ship sank near Andaman Islands, 11 crew in water waiting for rescue

July 20, 2017 at 11:28 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

General cargo vessel ITT PANTHER reportedly sank some 120 nm off Diglipur, Andaman Islands, on July 20 or 19. Eleven crew found themselves in water and said to be surviving by clinging to debris, including containers. Indian Coast Guard aircraft is on the scene, monitoring people, SAR complicated by rough weather and lack of vessels nearby. Two CG ships were already sent to the disaster site. Vessel according to Indian media, was carrying 29 containers, including 500 metric tonnes of sand, 200 metric tonnes of steel and a car.

Cargo ship sank near Andaman Islands, 11 crew in water waiting for rescue

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