Search continues for three missing crew from cargo ship that sank off Pakistan

Photo: Pakistan Navy

Three people have been reported as missing after a cargo vessel sank in rough seas off Pakistan on Thursday, July 29.

The Gabonese-flagged Suvari H was sailing from Kandla, India, to Bosaso, Somalia, when it suffered water ingress some 180 nautical miles south of Karachi on Thursday.

A passing cargo ship diverted to the area to render assistance, rescuing five of Suvari H‘s 18-strong crew of Syrian nationals.

The Pakistan Navy and the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) deployed ships and aircraft for the subsequent search and rescue (SAR) operation, which eventually also involved other civilian vessels.

Another 10 crewmembers have been rescued as the SAR operation entered its fourth day on Sunday, August 1. By then, the distressed vessel had already slipped beneath the waves.

As of Monday, August 2, the navy and the PMSA were still searching the surrounding waters for any sign of the three missing sailors.

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