Daijiworld Media Network -Mangaluru(DV)
Mangaluru, June 22: The 15 crew members of a merchant ship that had run aground off New Mangaluru port who were rescued by the Indian Coast Guards (ICG) will be shifted to the foreigners' detention centre located in Nelamangala, informed Mangaluru City Police Commissioner N Shashikumar on Wednesday, June 22.
As of now they are with the ICG who rescued them on June 21, he added.
"They will be handed over to the Panambur police. After completing certain procedures, they will be kept in some hostel in coordination with the district social welfare officer before sending them to the detention centre. After an order from the Bureau of Immigration, they will be repatriated to their country through their embassy," he added.
Indian Coast Guard rescues 15 Syrian mariners off New Mangaluru
Mangaluru, June 22 (IANS): Responding promptly to an SOS call, the Indian Coast Guard rescued 15 crew members of a merchant ship that had run aground off New Mangalore.
In a prompt and swift search and rescue mission, the Indian Coast Guard saved the lives of 15 Syrian nationals working on the foreign flag ship M V Princess Miral, which ran aground off New Mangalore on Tuesday.
The rescue mission was coordinated by Indian Coast Guard ships 'Vikram' and 'Amartya' braving the rough weather condition. The crew of the grounded vessel has abandoned the ship due to breech in hull and ingress of water in holds. The vessel was bound for Lebanon from Malaysia.
The successful operation reaffirms Indian Coast Guard's capabilities as the nodal agency for search and rescue operations in the Indian Ocean Region, a note issued by the ICG stated.