Sunday, October 14, 2007
Philippine Coast Guard personnel here rescued nine crew members of a motor tug in distress in the waters off Lakshadweep. The Panama registered vessel had been adrift since October 7 following a technical snag. It was sailing from Sharjah to Singapore. The crew members are from the Philippines. Coast Guard Ship Annie Besant reached the vessel and brought it to New Mangalore Port, Nitin M. Rathore, Deputy Commandant and Operations Officer, Coast Guard, Karnataka, said in a press release.