The Pakistan Navy on Wednesday saved nine crew members of an Indian vessel after it drowned in the Arabian Sea near Gwadar, according to a statement issued by the Director-General Public Relations (Navy) on Thursday.
The ship ‘Jamna Sagar’ sunk with 10 crew members aboard on Tuesday (August 9), the navy spokesperson said in the statement.
“The navy immediately responded to the distress call and the Pakistan Maritime Information Centre requested a nearby merchant ship ‘MT KRUIBEKE’ to provide necessary assistance to the stranded crew of the drowning sailing vessel,” the spokesman added.
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“The merchant ship eventually recovered nine crew members and continued voyage to its next port Dubai and onward disembarked the crew.”
The statement added that one Pakistan Navy ship, along with two helicopters, reached the area and located the dead body of one crew member who had gone missing when the vessel drowned.
His body was recovered and handed over to the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) authorities for further proceedings, it added.