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Pak navy rescues nine Indian sailors in Arabian sea near Gawadar

Khalid Umar Malik
13 Aug 2022, 17:24 GMT+10

GAWADAR, Pakistan - According to the Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations, the Pakistan Navy rescued nine crew members from an Indian vessel capsizing in the Arabian Sea near Gwadar on Wednesday.

According to a navy spokesperson, the ship, named "Jamna Sagar," sank with ten crew members aboard on Tuesday (August 9).

"The navy responded immediately to the distress call, and the Pakistan Maritime Information Centre requested that a nearby merchant ship, MT KRUIBEKE, provide necessary assistance to the stranded crew of the drowning sailing vessel," the spokesman said.

"The merchant ship eventually recovered nine crew members and continued its voyage to its next port Dubai, where the crew was disembarked."

Separately, the statement stated that one Pakistan Navy ship and two helicopters arrived at the scene and discovered the body of one crew member who had gone missing when the vessel capsized.

According to the statement, his body was recovered and turned over to Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) authorities for further proceedings.

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