Iranian cargo ship sinking in Bay of Bengal comes out of danger

Iranian container ship MV Mir Danad, which was sinking in the Bay of Bengal with 17 crews Sunday after cracks developed on its lower deck, has come out of danger, private news agency UNB reported Monday.

 Iranian cargo ship sinking in Bay of Bengal comes out of danger
Iranian container ship MV Mir Danad, which was sinking in the Bay of Bengal with 17 crews Sunday after cracks developed on its lower deck, has come out of danger, private news agency UNB reported Monday.

"The ship is safe now," Harbor Master of Bangladesh's southwestern Mongla Port Captain Shariful said, adding that reasons behind the crack could not be immediately known.

The crews of MV Mir Danad started removing water from the ship by irrigation pumping machine. After removing the water, the ship will be taken to the Chittagong Port for repair.

The main engine and two generators of the ship were damaged by water.

Mongla Naval Ship BNS Karotoa reached the spot Sunday night to salvage the Iranian ship that sailed from Bangladesh's southeastern Chittagong Port on Thursday for India with 91 empty containers on board.

IV Mir Danad began taking in water Sunday morning 60 nautical miles from Mongla seaport as cracks developed on its lower deck.
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