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Container ship catches fire, 22 mariners rescued

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

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all 22 mariners from a container ship that caught fire about 55 nautical miles from Haldia in the Bay of Bengal, a senior official said here.

The container ship 'MV Kolkata' caught fire at around midnight in the and sought rescue and firefighting assistance.

A ship and one of its Dornier aircraft were despatched from its base at Haldia Port, which reached the ship early this morning, Coast Guard (NE) Inspector General K S Sheoran said here.

"All the 22 survivors including the of the ship were picked up by the Coast Guard vessel," Sheoran said.

The crew of the ship was rescued amid rough seas and inclement weather, he said.

"All the seamen are safe and on Coast Guard vessel which is headed towards Haldia port," Sheoran said.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 14:55 IST