Maharashtra News: The Indian Coast Guard during a rescue operation on Friday rescued 19 crew members from a cargo ship near Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. 18 Indian and Ethiopian nationals were present in this cargo ship. The Coast Guard said in a statement that the ship was on its way to New Mangalore port from Khor Fakkan, United Arab Emirates. 3911 metric tons of bitumen was loaded on this ship. The ship was 41 km away from Ratnagiri coast when it was reported that the ship raised high waves in the Arabian Sea. Meanwhile, a distress message was sent by the crew to an ICG. Thereafter the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center team swung into action and two nearby ICG ships, ICGS Sujit and ICGS Apoorva were sent towards the distressed cargo ship.
Coast Guard has already saved lives
MT Parth was going fast and dangerously out of control, causing the crew to abandon the ship in the hope that it would sink, when ICGS Sujit reached the spot with a helicopter at around 12.30 pm. Let us tell you that in June also, the Indian Coast Guard had rescued 15 Syrian civilians along with 15 crew of the merchant ship in one of its rescue operations. This rescue operation was carried out by two Coast Guard ships Vikram and Amartya.
Death of a devotee from Maharashtra
In another case, a devotee from Maharashtra, who was returning after visiting Gangotri Dham located in the high Garhwal Himalayan region of Uttarakhand, died of a heart attack. Dharasu SHO Rituraj said that the incident took place on Thursday at a hotel in Chinyalisaud, where Sharad Gahanott, 62, a resident of Pune, was staying with his family after visiting the temple. At around 11 pm, Gahanott complained of chest pain after which his family members took him to the Community Health Center in Chinyalisaud by 108 service. However, he died on the way before reaching the hospital. According to information received from the State Emergency Operation Center, so far 240 pilgrims have died due to heart attack or other health reasons during the Chardham Yatra this year.