11 Indian crew missing and 15 rescued after ship sinks off Philippines:Japan’s coastguard

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11 Indian crew members were missing today after their cargo ship sank in the Pacific off the Philippines as a typhoon churned in the region, Japan’s coastguard said.

Ship’s Details:-

  • IMO: 9449261
  • Vessel Type: BULK CARRIER
  • Gross Tonnage: 33205
  • Summer DWT: 57367 t
  • Build: 2010
  • Flag: HONG KONG
  • Home port: HONG KONG

The GRT 33,205-tonne Emerald Star with 26 Indian nationals on board sent a distress signal early today. as the vessel was sailing some 280 kilometres east of the northern tip of the Philippines, said a statement from the Japanese coastguard, which received the distress signal.

Three other vessels sailing near the area rescued 15 crew members but 11 others were still missing, a Japanese coastguard spokesman said, adding that the cargo ship has sunk.

“We have dispatched two patrol boats and three planes to the site but a typhoon has made a rescue difficult,” the spokesman added.

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