KOZHIKODE: A major tragedy was averted as the timely and swift action by the Indian Coast Guard, ensured the rescue of eight crew members from a sinking dhow off Beypore in Kerala early Saturday morning.
Dhow MSV Selva Matha which was operating between Beypore and Lakshadweep with 8 crew members on board, sunk around 2 am today.
Acting swiftly the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Mumbai, immediately diverted tanker MV Hafnia Asia for rescue since it was in the vicinity and also diverted ICGS Abhinav in the area.
The crew was successfully rescued and handed over to the ICGS Abhinav at 7 am.
All the crew members are safe and healthy and are being brought to Kochi.