30 people rescued from sinking Mumbai cargo ship

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Mumbai, Aug 4: Thirty crew members have been rescued by the Indian Coast Guard out of a cargo ship, M.V. Rak Carrier that was sinking off the Mumbai coast. Some people who had jumped off the ship into the sea in a panic have also been saved.

The ship, MV Rak, was coming from Indonesia to Gujarat carrying 60,000 metric tonnes of coal. Foreigners including Indonesians and Jordanians, sent out a distress call at around 8 a.m. to the Indian maritime authorities.

The ICG with maritime safety immediately dispatched helicopters and a smaller vessel to the sinking ship, anchored around 25 nautical miles off south Mumbai.

One Chetak and Sea King helicopter each have been deployed while Indian Navy's INS Veer is also in the vicinity to help in the rescue operation.

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