Dramatic moment Indian Coast Guard carries sailors from sinking ship as huge waves crash onto deck and threaten to wash them away
- MV Mangalem sounded the alarm as the vessel began to take on water off the coast of India
- The Coast Guard advised the 16 crew members to stay on board and wait for rescuers
- Two helicopters hoisted them aboard in a “daredevil sea operation” in rough seas
Sixteen crew members were filmed being rescued from a sinking ship in rough waters by helicopter in dramatic footage.
MV Mangalam’s first mate sounded the alarm on Thursday when the weather suddenly deteriorated and water began to take in the Arabian Sea.
Two rescue helicopters and an Indian Coast Guard vessel were dispatched to the barge, which sank near the Raigarh district of Maharashtra in western India.
A member of the crew of the MV Mangalam is winched from the deck of the ship which is already partially underwater
The Indian Coast Guard then tweeted that the ship was said to have run aground off the Raigarh district of Maharashtra in western India.
All crew members were brought to safety as the bow of the ship disappeared under the waves.
The Coast Guard later suggested that the Mangalam had run aground, causing it to partially sink.
They tweeted: âIn a daring sea-air co-ordinated operation in adverse weather and rough sea conditions, ex-Daman Chetak helicopters & Ship Subhadra Kumari Chauhan rescued 16 crew members of barge MV Mangalam reported stranded off #Revdanda #Mumbai today.
The dramatic rescue occurred off the coast of Maharashtra’s Raigarh district in western India
Two helicopters were dispatched Thursday to help the stricken MV Mangalam.
The freighter, built in 1994, encountered problems in strong winds and heavy rain off the coast
âThe whole crew is safe. @DefenceMinIndia. ‘
One person responded to the Twitter post: “Great team and hi to all team members for patiently completing the task and saving them all.”
MV Mangalam was built in 1994.