The 40 meter long cargo vessel Selvamatha sank in the Laccadive Sea off the coast of Kerala, India. The vessel was proceeding from Androth to Beypore when it sprung a leak. The vessel sent out a distress call which was relayed to the Indian Coast Guard by the tanker Hafina Asia. The eight crew on the Selvamatha were rescued by a patrol vessel and proceeded to Kochi. No reports of injuries. Reports state the vessel sank due to one of the planks gave way resulting in uncontrolled flooding.