Ship laden with ore listing severely


All the 18 Chinese crew members of the ship Asian Forest were rescued by the Indian coast guard July 17 after the vessel, carrying 15 tons of iron ore, had tilted 50 degrees portside, when it was about six nautical miles away from the port of Mangalore.

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The ship captain said that bad weather caused this accident.

The coast guard officers said that the ship is in a dangerous condition. The sea was rough during the time of the rescue operation.