After losing direction Malaysian cargo ship drifts towards Odisha
A Malaysian cargo ship heading to Visakhapatnam anchored near Chilika Lake in Odisha following a storm in the Bay of Bengal after losing direction, police said on Saturday.
Caught in the high tide and storm in the Bay of Bengal.
It created a technical glitch and landed close Rajhans on Wednesday night, Puri’s Sub-Divisional Police officer K.C. Mund said.
Malaysia’s vessel carrying iron ore and other minerals had unloaded its shipment in Bangladesh and was on its manner to the port of Vishakhapatnam. However, owing to technical failures in the Bay of Bengal, it lost its way and drove to Odisha before landing in Rajhans, he added.
Team of Engineers and Mechanics were sent on board,to repair the vessel. .
The police officials were deployed on the spot
The vessel has 10 crew members, 7 from Malaysia, 1 from India and 2 from the Philippines.
A storm is any troubled state of an environment or the atmosphere of an astronomical body that affects its surface in particular and heavily implies severe weather.
It can be characterized by important disruptions to ordinary circumstances such as powerful winds, tornadoes, hail, thunder and lightning (a thunderstorm), heavy rainfall (snowstorm, rainstorm), heavy freezing rain (ice storm), heavy winds (tropical cyclone, windstorm)
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