Pakistan Navy has rescued nine crew members of Indian sailing vessel ‘Jamna Sagar’ which sank in the Arabian Sea near Gwadar with 10 crew members onboard, Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday.
Pakistan Maritime Information Centre received a distress call from Jamna Sagar and then requested a nearby merchant ship MT KRUIBEKE to provide necessary assistance to the stranded crew of the drowning sailing vessel, a Pakistan Navy spokesperson said.
The merchant ship eventually recovered nine crew members and continued its voyage to its next port Dubai and onward disembarked the crew.
At the same time, one Pakistan Navy Ship along with two helicopters also reached the area and recovered the dead body of one crew member who was earlier missing at the time of the drowning of sailing vessel. The dead body was handed over to Pakistan Maritime Security Agency authorities for further proceedings.
The successful search and rescue operation by Pakistan Navy is a practical manifestation of PN’s resolve for Safety of Life at Sea. Pakistan Navy always remains at the forefront in extending its support for any emergency search and rescue situation in its waters and beyond.