Pavit Without a Crew
The 2070 dwt tanker Pavit went ashore at Juhu Beach near Mumbai, India. The tanker became disabled after the engine failed and drifted ashore. However, there was no crew on board and no distress call was sent to the authorities. It is suspected that the Pavit broke down in the Persian Gulf and the tanker’s crew was rescued sometime during the first week of July. After the rescue, the Pavit was left adrift until it went ashore on the coast of India. Authorities state it will take up to three weeks to free the stranded vessel.