Thursday, December 14, 2006
A UAE-flagged cargo vessel, MV Royal, has reportedly sunk off the coast of Ras Al Mataf island located in Iran. The vessel, which was owned by an Iranian businessman, had left for Iraqi port of Abu Fuloos in Basra from the Hamriya port in Dubai. The Dubai-based Cellcon Shipping and Trading is the shipping agent for the vessel.According to a source at the Mission to Seafarers in Dubai, the 11 Indian crew members on board the vessel were rescued by a passing Greek ship. They were taken to Kuwait from where they were sent to India.