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Ship with 14-member Indian crew capsizes in Iran port during cargo loading

The report says only one Indian seaman aboard the Comoros-owned LS Star was injured in the foot in the incident on Monday

AP | PTI  |  Tehran 

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Iranian state TV says careless loading of cargo has capsized a ship, with a 14-member crew from India, in the southern port of Bandar Abbas, sending port workers scrambling to retrieve any of the 153 containers that were suddenly submerged.

The report says only one Indian seaman aboard the Comoros-owned LS Star was injured in the foot in the incident on Monday.

Mehdi Haghshenas, deputy chief of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization, told the TV the was not being loaded properly and that there was "poor coordination between the ship's first officer and the crane operator" lifting the containers on board.

He says the has a 14-member crew, all from India.

There were no further details and there was no immediate estimate of damages.

First Published: Tue, March 19 2019. 20:55 IST
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