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Malaysian ships develops snags and drifts in Bay of Bengal and lands in unintended Chilka lake area

A Malaysian cargo ship on its way to Vishakhapatnam port landed near the mouth of Chilka lake in Odisha on August Seventh night after losing direction in a storm in the Bay of Bengal.

Ship on its way to Visakhapatnam lost its way as machines malfunctioned caught in storm

Police officials said the ship carrying cargo from Malaysia had unloaded its shipment in Bangladesh and was on its way to the Vishakhapatnam port to pick up a new cargo when its machines malfunctioned.

“The ship got caught in a storm in the Bay of Bengal and drifted towards Odisha before landing near the mouth of Chilika lake at Rajhans, a thin stretch of sand separating the Chilika lagoon . The place at which it landed is about 1 km away from the Chilika mouth, according to Pur district officials.

8 crew; 7 Malaysians and 1 Indian

There were eight people in the ship including 7 Malaysians and 1 Indian. “We got to know about the ship only on August 8th. The crew of the ship are getting assistance from the local administration and the people of the area. The ship will take 2 more days to get repaired. The ship is expected to reach Visakhapatnam port by August 14th.

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