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Cargo vessel from Lakshadweep capsizes off Mangaluru coast; sailors rescued

Cargo vessel from Lakshadweep capsizes off Mangaluru coast; sailors rescued


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Jan 13, 2015 : As many as seven sailors on board a mini cargo vessel bound to Mangaluru from Lakshadweep were rescued after their ship capsized  nearly eight kms off the  dock here on January 12, Monday. The ship named “Vijayalakshmi” was travelling from Kiltan in Lakshadweep and  reportedly suffered from some technical problem leading to its capsize.


Cargo vessel


All the  seven sailors including the captain from Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu managed to save themselves by clinging on  to wooden planks for almost seven hours till some fishermen on a boat noticed them and rescued them.

The rescued sailors are Muttu (45), Manikantan (26),  Raghuraman (24), Karunanidhi (42), Krishnan (37),Manikyavelu (39) and Pannirselvam (59).


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