The 70 meter long, 2193 dwt bulk carrier Priyanka went adrift near Revdanda, India. The Priyanka was en route from Mumbai to a dock near Revdanda with 19 metric tons of iron ore pellets. As the vessel arrived off Revdanda, conditions prevented the Priyanka to berth. The crew dropped anchor and waited for the weather to improve. A few hours later, the vessel’s anchor line parted and the Priyanka drifted towards the shore. The vessel’s cargo of iron ore shifted and the vessel listed over to port. The crew requested assistance with the Indian Coast Guard responding. Five crew on the Priyanka launched the vessel’s life raft and abandoned ship. The remaining crew were airlifted by a Coast Guard helicopter to safety. No reports of injuries. Reports state the Coast Guard was able to secure the vessel and drop anchor again.
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