Ahmedabad, 27 September 2020: The Indian Coast Guard rescued 12 crew of MSV Krishna Sudama (MMSI- 419956117) around 10 nautical miles off Okha on the night of 26 September (Saturday). MSV Krishna Sudama had sailed from Mundra on the morning of 26 September and was proceeding to Djibouti, carrying 905 ton cargo consisting of rice and sugar.
At about 9 pm on Saturday, Indian Coast Guard Okha received information regarding flooding onboard MSV Krishna Sudama about 10 nautical miles off Okha. Search and rescue was immediately commenced wherein Coast Guard Ship C-411 sailed from Okha, C-161 was diverted from off Mundra and MV Southern Robin in the vicinity of the area was diverted to render assistance. Coast Guard ship C-411 arrived in the approximate position indicated by southern robin and undertook an extensive search in the area.
After thorough search C-411 located the craft carrying 12 crew who had abandoned MSV Krishna Sudama which was sinking due to flooding. Coast Guard Ship C-411 undertook valiant operation rescuing all 12 crew under challenging circumstances owing to night hours, floating dangerous debris and unfavourable weather conditions. All 12 rescued crew were brought to Okha and are safe. Coast Guard Ship C-161 is maintaining in the area to monitor and combat any probable oil pollution incident which might result from leakage of fuel from sunken dhow.