Merchant Ship MV Infinity One, which had reported water ingress, continues to list and is on way to Karwar today.
"De-watering by pumps from INS Trikand and CGS Amal are continuing operation to keep the vessel safe. Presently, MV Infinity One continues to list and is proceeding to Karwar (with INS Trikhand escorting it) at slow speed. The vessel is expected to enter harbour later in the day," a defence spokesperson told PTI.
Navy and Coast Guard ships were rushed yesterday after receiving a distress call from MV Infinity One when it was 20 nautical miles off Goa coast.
The merchant ship, sailing from Kandla port in Gujarat to Karwar in Karnataka with 14 Indian crew on board, had reported water ingress and continuous listing to starboard side.
A four-member team was sent from INS Trikand, which was in the vicinity to the assistance of the ship. The team was carrying a high-speed de-watering pump.