Twelve crew members of the stranded cargo vessel MV Kanchan were saved successfully by the ship MV Hermeez, on 21th July.
ccording to sources, the cargo vessel got stranded off the coast in Umargam, Gujarat. On 21th July, the Marine Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC), Mumbai, received information about the stranded situation of the cargo ship MV Kanchan. There were 12 Indian crew members on board the vessel.
As the Indian Coast Guard informs, the accident took place because of fuel contamination, which made the vessel’s engine non-operational. This cut off the electrical power, and the vessel was left with no electricity on board.
The MRCC, Mumbai, immediately notified all the ships in the vicinity of MV Kanchan to help the stranded cargo ship.
MV Hermeez responded to the distress call and directed its course towards MV Kanchan. The ship reached and rescued all 12 people on board.
The Directorate General Shipping also deployed another vessel to help the stranded vessel. The Indian Coast Guard further informed that vessel owners deployed two tugs to assist the stranded vessel.
#Savinglives In a swiftly coordinated operation by MRCC #Mumbai, MV Hermeez, braving rough seas, rescued 12 crew of distressed vessel MV Kanchan stranded off Umargam, #Maharashtra on 21 Jul night.Well done Hermeez. @DefenceMinIndia @shipmin_india pic.twitter.com/TiZaofyO9i
— Indian Coast Guard (@IndiaCoastGuard) July 22, 2021