Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Ship Rescues 14 Sailors Near Andamans

INS Savitri
An Indian warship rescued two African and 12 Asian sailors from a cargo ship disabled in rough seas off the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands, a naval spokesman said on Monday. Spokesman Salil Mehta said the 82-metre vessel carrying logs lost power and steerage and was taking in water off the northern Andamanese island of Piget late on Sunday when in a daring operation its crew were rescued in choppy seas by the Indian warship. “The waves were as high as five metres and it was dark when INS Savitri spotted her listing dangerously and went in for the rescue,” Mehta said.

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