The small coastal bulk carrier Kumar became disabled off Mumbai, India. The Kumar, loaded with iron ore, suffered flooding while off the coast. The bulk carrier was partially submerged at the bow and was in danager of capsizing. The crew requested assistance with the India Coast Guard dispatching a helicopter to the scene. The helicopter dropped de-watering pumps and were able to assist the crew to stabilize the Kumar. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On December 25, the MSV Sarojini was abandoned in the Indian Ocean off Mumbai, India. The dhow was en route to Beypore from Porbandar with 430 tons of soda ash when the vessel suffered a hull failure. A crack in the hull was near the vessel’s engine room which quickly flooded. The Sarojini sent out a distress call to the Indian Coast Guard which responded to the scene. The eight crew on board the Sarojini were safely rescued. The Coast Guard is monitoring the MSV Sarojini.
The 78 meter long, 2047 dwt cargo vessel Coastal Pride capsized and sank off Dahanu near Mumbai, India. The Coastal Pride had suffered a mechanical failure on June 22 while caught in a storm. The crew was able to make an emergency anchor off Dahanu. However, the Coastal Pride began to roll badly in the strong winds and rough seas the following day. Eventually, the cargo vessel developed a list and the crew sent out a distress call. The Indian Coast Guard dispatched two helicopters to the scene. The helicopters arrived on scene and winched six crew off the vessel and took them ashore. On the third round, the Coastal Pride finally rolled over and sank. The remaining eight crew were pulled from the water. No reports of injuries.