Over 480 passengers stuck onboard after MV Harshavardhana bound for Andaman gets stalled in Bay of Bengal

By: | Updated: September 28, 2016 12:46 PM

The ship started from Vizag port in Visakhapatnam yesterday around 1 pm and was bound for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

ship-pti-LIt is reported that due to technical problem, the ship was halted after six hours of journey while the passengers were told that due to a problem in the generators, they will be taking a U-turn and going back to Vizag port. (Representative photo. PTI)

Over 480 passengers are stuck onboard when private ship MV Harshavardhana bound for the Andamans got stranded in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday. The ship started from Vizag port in Visakhapatnam yesterday around 1 pm and was bound for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Passenger list includes 150 women and over 15 kids aged 10 years.

It is reported that due to technical problem, the ship was halted after six hours after the journey, while the passengers were told that due to a problem in the generators, they will be taking a U-turn and going back to Vizag port.

Meanwhile, it is also reported that due to the face that the ship was anchored in deep sea, no further development took place after the aforementioned announcement. Sources maintain that the ship did not move till Wednesday morning and it was then that some passengers resorted to inform the media about it.

Sources at the Visakhapatnam port also say that no distress signal from the ship was conveyed to the port or the Indian Navy. The passengers on the ship are however, learnt to be in a state of panic due to the weather conditions.

Earlier in September, a seaman, Mohd. Sajahan, 58 , while working on the deck of MV Harshavardhan ship was grievously injured when the in-built crane of the ship accidently fell on his head. He was rushed to G.B. Pant Hospital by his colleagues where the doctors declared him dead.

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