Casino Ship Gets Stuck On Sandbar In Goa, 4 Crew Members Rescued
The Indian Coast Guard rescued four crew members from an off shore casino vessel which got stuck on a sandbar off Miramar beach near Panaji.
One of the crew members was injured while the other three were found suffering from sea sickness following the incident which took place last night.
The ship, MV Lucky 7, was being brought from Mormugao harbour to Mandovi river in Panaji where it is supposed to be anchored.
"The vessel got stuck in the Aguada sandbar off the Miramar coast. We received a call last night to rescue the crew members who were in distress," Deputy Inspector General of Indian Coast Guard Manoj Badkar told PTI.
A Coast Guard helicopter was pressed into action and the four crew members, including one who was injured, were rescued. The three other rescued crew members of the vessel were extremely sea sick, Mr Badkar said.
There were 15 more crew members, including the vessel's master on board, but there was no request to rescue them, he said adding that the Coast Guard is in touch with the state government to help them in case of any oil spillage from the ship. www.ndtv.com/goa-...
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