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30 crew members on board sinking Mumbai vessel rescued

Mangalore Today / PTI

Mumbai, August 3 :  30 people have been rescued by the Mumbai Coast Guard after distress calls from a ship that was sinking. Some people who had jumped off the ship into the sea in a panic have also been saved. 

sinking ship- mumbaiPanama flagged merchant vessel, MV Rak Carrier, sent its SOS this morning, after some parts of it were flooded. The ship was on its way from Indonesia to Dahej, Gujarat.

The Coast Guard sent rescue boats and helicopters to transfer the 30  crew  members of the Rak onto another boat. The Indian navy also sent a ship to help out.   

The Rak was loaded with coal. 

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