Ship carrying iron ore sinks off Orissa

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Paradip (Orissa), Sep 11 (ANI): A cargo ship carrying around 25,000 tonnes of iron ore to China capsized off Orissa coast.

MV 'Black Rose,' a vessel operating under the Mongolian flag, capsized 5-6 km off the harbour after it had loaded iron ore from Paradip port.

The vessel tilted after a technical snag, and later sunk.

Indian Coast Guard and port authorities rescued 26 crew members while a Russian was still missing.

"The ship MV Black Rose had sunk off Paradip with 27 crew members on board. Twenty-six crewmembers were recovered by the port trust and the Indian coast guard ship also sailed after receiving information. The port trust has coordinated very well. One of the crewmembers is missing, " said V.K. Verghese, a Commandant of the coastguard.

The rescued crew comprises of 17 Bangladeshis, seven Ukrainians and two Russians. (ANI)

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