Cracked Asphalt Tanker Saved Off India
A Panamanian-flagged tanker averted potential disaster overnight after the vessel developed a crack in its hull in the Arabian Gulf off India.
The Indian Navy says it was called Wednesday night to provide assistance to the MT Infinity 1 which was taking on water and had developed a dangerous list approximately 20 miles from Goa.
The INS Trikand along with the Coast Guard cutter Amal arrived on scene and were able to transfer emergency dewatering equipment to the vessel. With the flooding under control, the Trikand escorted the ship to Karwar where was it was safely anchored.
The Navy reported that the vessel was carrying 1,794 metric tons of asphalt.
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