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CHENNAI, June 16
THE crew of a 5,000-tonne vessel of the Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI), m.v. Diglipur, were forced to abandon ship after the vessel sprung a leak, SCI sources said.
All the 35 members of the crew are reported to be safe and have been picked up by another vessel, ICL Parthiban, belonging to India Cements Ltd. They are expected to reach Port Blair on Thursday.
According to officials, the ship sprung a leak in the engine room sometime on Tuesday and subsequently the crew had to abandon ship about 300 nautical …