506 Passengers Stranded In Mid-Sea For 24 Hours Off Vizag Coast
Harinadh said that the VPT had been repeatedly contacting the ship master since the morning if they needed any help, but each time the latter refused, saying that the technical snag had almost been rectified by their crew. "We have contacted the ship master number of times and offered assistance of engineers to check the snag or assistance of Navy and other departments. But, he (ship master) kept saying that the ship would be ready for sail shortly," said Harinadh, adding that the ship master informed that there was no problem with the electricity since other three generators were working and other supplies like food and water were also sufficient. The merchant vessel, belonging to the Shipping Corporation of India, has four generators one of which developed malfunction. According to Harinadh, it's was the decision of the ship master whether to go with three or four generators and the latter was interested to sail with all four generators.