Friday, July 17, 2009

Dubai-Bound Ship Runs Aground Near Karwar

A Dubai-bound commercial ship with 11 crew members, including six Indians, on board today ran aground off the Karwar coast. The ship travelling from Malaysia to Dubai was carrying 10 crew members, including six Indians, three Iranains and a Siberian national, in addition to the captain, Karwar Port Director Mohan Raj Gatta said.The authorities deployed tugs and launched operations to rescue the crew, he said.The ship M B Shaheen, carrying fuel and lubricant oil, is owned by Five Flower Trading Company of Obalali state of Dubai, Gatta said.

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