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A lifeboat has been located by a Boeing P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti-Submarine Warfare aircraft of the Indian Navy.

A lifeboat has been located by a Boeing P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti-Submarine warfare aircraft of the Indian Navy during efforts to locate 10 missing sailors of m.v. Emerald Star  that sank off the Philippines coast on Friday.

This photo provided by the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters shows a damaged lifeboat, which is believed to be of the Emerald Star near its sinking site, off the Philippines' eastern coast on Oct. 13, 2017.

The vessel had 26 crew members, many of them from Tamil Nadu. While 11 were rescued by m.v. Densa Cobra and are currently in Xiamen, China, five were rescued by m.v. SM Samarinda and they are in the Philippines.

“The crew of the aircraft sighted an inverted lifeboat about 10m long in the search area. The same was relayed to the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) Okinawa to investigate. A JCG ship reported that it has already searched the boat and didn’t find any survivors or bodies,” the Navy said.

Source :- The Hindu

Comments 1

  1. Abhaykumarjain

    This is an old photograph.. Not a recent one.. It’s not related to the Emerald Star Ship in any way..

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