Ship runs aground off Yemen;12 Indians aboard

A small cargo ship transporting tyres has run aground off the southeastern coast of Yemen with 12 Indian sailors aboard, a local official said Sunday.

The Indian-made dhow has been stuck off the shores of Shihr, in Hadramawt, since Thursday night, the official said, adding that the crew was still on the ship.

The sailors have insisted on not abandoning the vessel in hope of dislodging it when assistance arrives, the official said.

The vessel was carrying goods from the UAE to nearby Mukalla. It is owned by a merchant from Hadramawt.

 

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