Pakistan Navy, Maritime Security Agency rescue Syrian crew of sinking ship
KARACHI: Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency conducted a joint operation at 180 Nautical Miles South of Karachi and rescued crew of MV SUVARI H.
The operation was carried out in the exclusive economic zone of Pakistani sea in which the cargo ship sank due to strong winds and tide.
Upon receiving the information, Pakistan Navy aircraft on air surveillance was directed to the sinking site and a PMSA aircraft and a ship were also immediately dispatched for assistance.
All crew of the sunk ship belongs to Syria and it was carrying cargo from India to Somalia.
Meanwhile, on July 31, the federal government had sought the support of Pakistan Army troops and Pakistan Navy divers in the wake of expected floods in the Korang and Sohan rivers because of heavy rains.
Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed had approved the summary regarding this for further approval from the cabinet.