Indian High Commission applauds MNDF for saving crew onboard sinking cargo ship

Indian crew members with MNDF Coast Guard | Photo: MNDF

Malé, Maldives – The High Commission of India in the Maldives, today, thanked the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) for saving the lives of 9 Indian nationals onboard the submerging “MSV Anaai Vailankane Arokia Vennila.”

The Maldives Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) received a distress call from the vessel from “MSV Anaai Vailankane Arokia Vennila” due to collecting water on Wednesday.

Nine crew members were on board the ship en route from Tuticorin to Malé. MRCC diverted “MCP Salzburg,” travelling from Sri Lanka to Malé to the area, successfully rescuing all the crew on the distressed vessel.

MNDF reported that the Coast Guard Second Squadron escorted “MCP Salzburg” into Commercial Harbor at the capital city Malé last night at 23:00. MNDF Search and Rescue inform that the rescued crew members from “MSV Anaai Vailankane Arokia Vennila” are in good health.

The Indian High Commission in Maldives praised the successful search and rescue operation and highlighted the seamless collaboration between the MRCC Malé, MRCC Chennai and Maldivian ILO at the IFC-IOR, Delhi, India.