The 157 meter long passenger cargo vessel Swaraj Dweep suffered water ingress in the Bay of Bengal off Car Nicobar Island, India. The vessel had 250 passengers bound for Nancowry when the vessel sprung a leak in cargo hold 2. The vessel’s pumps were unable to control the flooding and was in danger of sinking. The crew requested assistance with the Indian Coast Guard vessel responding. The Coast Guard provided a dewatering pump which was able to dewater the cargo hold and bring the flooding under control. Another vessel was dispatched to the scene to unload the passengers off the Swaraj Dweep. No reports of injuries.