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SCI vessel sinks off the coast of Mumbai; No casualties reported

16 crew members were rescued after water entered the engine room and caused the vessel to sink

SCI vessel sinks off the coast of Mumbai; No casualties reported
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An offshore supply vessel of the state-run Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) sunk off the Mumbai coast on Tuesday evening due to the reported ingress of water into the engine room.

According to reports, all the 16 crew members on board SCI Ratna have been rescued as the incident occurred around 7:30 pm on Tuesday.

SCI chairman Capt Anoop Sharma said all the crew members were immediately rescued by another vessel operating in close vicinity and were on their way to Mumbai.

SCI Ratna was contracted with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to support its oil exploration operations at the Bombay High.

Sharma said the ship sank at 19:30 hours around 100 nautical miles west of the city in waters which are about 70-80 metres deep.
A detailed probe has been ordered into the incident.

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