On July 20, the 65 meter long, 1207 dwt cargo vessel ITT Panther sank in the Bay of Bengal off Diglipur, Andaman Islands. While proceeding from Kolkata in heavy seas, the cargo vessel suffered a cargo shift. The 11 crew on board abandoned ship as the developed a heavy list. All the crew were able to reach vessel’s life raft before the ITT Panther capsized and sank.
Indian authorities dispatched 2 coast guard vessels to the scene. The 11 crew were rescued 10 hours later by the Indian Coast Guard ship Rajkamal. No reports of injuries. Reports state the ITT Panther had been carrying miscellaneous cargo including 500 tons of sand, 200 tons of steel along with 29 containers