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.
on its way to Visakhapatnam lost its way as machines malfunctioned caught in
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
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.