• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Search on for missing Indian crew aboard Emerald Star cargo ship

By PTI
|

New Delhi, October 17: The external affairs ministry has said the government was using aircraft and vessels to search for 10 Indian crew members, who went missing after their cargo ship sank in the Pacific off the Philippines last week.

Search on for missing Indian crew aboard capsized cargo ship (Representative image)

They also said that five Indian crew members of 'Emerald Star' are in Irene, the Philippines, and the country's mission is bringing them to Manila before repatriation to India.

On Friday, the 33,205-tonne cargo ship Emerald Star with 26 Indian nationals on board sank off Okinawa.

While 16 Indians were rescued, a search for the missing crew members was launched by Indian missions in the Philippines, Japan and China to locate them.

"Officials from our Guangzhou Consulate visited the injured Indian crew of 'Emerald Star' in a Xiamen hospital. 11 crew members are in Xiamen. Search for missing 10 crew members still ongoing using aircraft and vessels. We will keep posting regular updates on further developments," ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted yesterday.

Separately, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, in a series of tweets, said there were 26 Indians on board the ship, of them 16 have been rescued and 10 are still missing.

"Indian Embassy in Japan has informed me that a helicopter and 2 patrol vessels of Japan Coast Guard are engaged in search/rescue operations," she has said.

The Indian Navy's P8I aircraft, a long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft, has reached Manila and joined the search and rescue operation for the missing Indians.

PTI

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more