X Close

World

Published: Sunday February 2, 2014 MYT 1:00:57 AM
Updated: Sunday February 2, 2014 MYT 1:01:45 AM

Cargo ship sinks off Yemen killing 12 Indian crew

ADEN (Reuters) - A cargo ship sank off the coast of Yemen killing all 12 crew, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

The ship, which was carrying car tyres and car parts, ran aground on Thursday night but the incident did not come to the attention of Yemeni security until 10 hours later, its statement said.

Heavy winds and high waves prevented the rescue of the Indian sailors.

The ship was owned by a Yemeni and was on its way from the United Arab Emirates to Al Mukalla port in Yemen.

It sank off the coast of Al Shehar town in Yemen's southeastern Hadramout province, the ministry said.

(Reporting by Mohammed Mukhasahf; Writing by Maha El Dahan; Editing by Alison Williams)

advertisement

  1. Johor man first person in Asia to succumb to MERS
  2. Upset Perak fans turn rowdy
  3. High time for the leaders to act
  4. Water tunnel to function soon
  5. AirAsia to move to KLIA2 by May 9
  6. BSM moving office from Selangor to Kuala Lumpur, says state 'unconducive' for its work
  7. India's highest court recognises transgenders as 'third gender'
  8. MH370 search: Remark on solving mystery in one second illogical, says Najib
  9. Crane falls off 11-storey building, killing operator
  10. Burst pipe along Jalan Universiti sparks anger

advertisement

advertisement