10 stranded after Engine Failure on its Maiden Voyage

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10 seamen were rescued from a new-built Indian-flagged cargo vessel following an engine failure on its maiden voyage, which left the cargo ship stuck off the Konkan coast in India.

According to the India's press release the damaged MV Shri Jayate cargo ship reported an engine failure and stuck Sunday evening off the coast of Ratnagiri, Maharashtra in India .

“The cargo ship suffered an engine failure when it was approximately 2,7 nautical miles off the coast,” a police official reported. “Later, it drifted and is now stuck around 1 nautical mile from the coast in the Arabian Sea. With help from fishermen, we saved all the crew members safely.” The official added that the new cargo vessel was on its way to being delivered to clients in Kolkata.

The damaged cargo vessel MV Shri Jayate began its sailing from Vasai and had travelled about 135 nautical miles before its engine failed.

There have been no reports of pollution or injuries from this accident.