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12 Crew Members of Stranded Merchant Vessel Rescued Off Gujarat Coast

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MV Hermeez in coordination with the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC), Mumbai on Wednesday rescued 12 crew members who were on board MV Kanchan that was stranded off Umargam.

MV Kanchan was stranded due to contamination in fuel thereby rendering the Engine non-operational and no electrical power on board, as per the Indian Coast Guard on Thursday.

The MRCC, Mumbai received information from Directorate-General for Communication Centre (DDGCOMM) in the afternoon of July 21 that MV Kanchan was stranded off Umargam with 12 Indian crew on board, due to contamination in fuel thereby rendering the Engine non-operational and no electrical power on board, as per a press statement from Coast Guard.