Goa: A 83-meter long merchant vessel, MV Infinity One, with 14 Indian crew members on board that had begun to sink 20 nautical miles off Goa coast has been saved by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard personnel.
The ship had reported water ingress and continued efforts by the Navy personnel to pump out the water had saved it, later in the day.
Indian Navy had deployed 2 ships INS Trikand & INS Kondul while the Coast Guard deployed ICGS Amal and A Tug, that escorted the vessel. A four-member team was sent from INS Trikand which to assist the vessel. The team was carrying a high-speed de-watering pump.
The vessel was transiting from Kandla port in Gujarat and proceeding to Karwar, Karnataka. It is expected to enter harbour later in the day, according to the sources.