west-bengal-news

Phailin effect: Merchant vessel from Bengal feared sunk

Kolkata, Oct 13 : A China-bound merchant vessel which set sail from Haldia port in West Bengal was feared to have sunk in rough seas following the cyclonic storm Phailin which swept coastal Odisha Saturday night, the Coast Guard said Sunday.


MV Bingo's 18-member crew, comprising mostly Chinese nationals, were believed to have left the ship on a lifeboat and are yet to be located. Rescue aircraft have been pressed into service to trace the sailors.

"In all likelihood the ship must have sunk otherwise it would have been located by now. Search operations are still on and we are looking for the crew which it seems must have been picked up by any other vessel," a Coast Guard spokesperson said.

The ship carrying iron ore, left the Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) Saturday and was last located 25 nautical miles south-southwest of Sagar Island, about 100 km from Kolkata.

Cyclonic storm Phailin Saturday night slammed India's east coast near Gopalpur in Odisha, triggering heavy rains and strong winds with speed reaching up to 200 km an hour.

More than 500,000 people were shifted to safety in coastal Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

--IANS (Posted on 13-10-2013)

west-bengal-news headlines

We do not need money from illegal sources to run our party: Mamata

Chit funds flourished in Bengal during Left regime: Mamata

Polling in six constituencies in West Bengal tomorrow

Bengal folk dancers promote voting

Local talents paint Kolkata trams in bright colours

'EC has the proper medicines for fair polls'

Act against Mamata for free and fair polls, Left urges CEC

Not allowed to go to Dev's rally, Bengal teenager commits suicide

16 crorepatis in fray for Bengal polls' second phase

Court extends custody of Saradha kingpin's wife, son

Chennai to Host World Bridge Championship in Sep-Oct 2015

Saradha scandal returns to limelight in Bengal poll season (Election Special)

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top