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"Yantian Express" rescued the crew of sunken MOL Comfort from two life rafts and one lifeboat

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Mumbai coordinated operations to help rescue the 26 sailors from the "MOL Comfort" which broke in two and sank off Yemen early on June 17, 2013, around 200 nautical miles from Yemen, and around 840 nautical miles west of Mumbai. The ICG Mumbai launched an Operation to save the crew in waves up to six metres which were were accompanied by strong. Diverting vessels plying in the vicinity with its officials co-ordinating the opeations, the ICG helped to successfully rescue the 14 Filipino and 12 Russian crew from the "Mol Comfort" which had been carrying .4,500 containers from Singapore to Jeddah. For the rescue efforts, the ICG Mumbai diverted three ships, the "Hanjin Beijing", the "Zim India" and the "Yantian Express", the last of which was closest to the disaster site. The "Yantian Express" managed to rescue all the crew which had escaped in two life rafts and one lifeboat. They were being taken to Colombo, Sri Lanka. The broken vessel sank shortly afterwards in the same position, with many containers scattered in the Arabian Sea, with an indeterminate quantity of oil spill. Report with photo: newindianexpress....

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