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Pakistan Navy saves 9 Crews of a sinking Indian ship in Arabian Sea near Gwadar

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Timely action by Pakistan Navy saved lives of nine crew members of a sinking Indian ship Jamna Sagar near Gwadar.

According to Navy, an Indian sailing vessel ‘Jamna Sagar’ sunk in Arabian sea near Gwadar with 10 Crew members onboard on 9th of August. Swiftly responding to
a distress call, Pakistan Maritime Information Centre contacted a nearby merchant ship, MT KRUIBEKE, and requested the ship’s concerned staff to provide immediate assistance to the stranded crew of drowning sailing vessel.

The merchant ship eventually recovered 9 crew member and continued voyage to its next port Dubai and onward disembarked the crew. At the same time, one Pakistan Navy Ship along with two helicopters also reached the areas and located the dead body of one crew member (out of 10), who was earlier missing at the time of drowning of sailing vessel. The dead body was recovered and handed over to
PMSA authorities for further proceedings.
According to Pakistan Navy, the successful search and rescue operation by Pakistan Navy is a practical manifestation of PN’s resolve for Safety of Life at Sea. Pakistan Navy always remained at the forefront in extending its support for any emergency search and rescue situation in its waters and beyond.

Javed Mahmood
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