Wadi Bani Khalid assists in a rescue from a sinking tanker

30 Sep 2022
Marlow Navigation

Swift and coordinated rescue operation from the crew of ‘Wadi Bani Khalid’ and the Indian Coast Guard results in the rescue of 19 seafarers from a sinking tanker

Marlow crew on board Wadi Bani Khalid assisting in search & rescue from a sinking tanker


Marlow Navigation crew on board MV Wadi Bani Khalid, owned by Oman-based Asyad Shipping, assisted in the search and rescue of a sinking tanker off the coast of India on September 16. All crew were saved.

The tanker was carrying a cargo of Bitumen when it got into difficulties off the Indian coast and sent a distress message.

The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) swung into action and two Indian Coast Guard (ICG) vessels in the vicinity were diverted to the distressed tanker, together with a helicopter. MV Wadi Bani Khalid was directed to proceed for assistance.

Wadi Bani Khalid reached the distress at around 12.30 pm with the ICG ship ‘Sujeet’ and the helicopter. In a swift and coordinated rescue operation, 19 crew were rescued.

“All our actions were directed towards saving lives at sea, in accordance with SOLAS. I think that all 19 crew members from the sunken tanker will remember us for a very long time for saving their lives. Semper Paratus! – Always Ready!” said Wadi Bani Khalid’s Captain, Eduard Palamarchuk.

Mumbai’s MRCC also thanked the Captain and crew of Wadi Bani Khalid saying: “MRCC Mumbai appreciates your prompt response to rescue the crew of the sunken vessel.”

“Under your able command, your crew has displayed prompt response and utmost sense of responsibility in rescuing precious lives at sea. The swift actions and well-coordinated rescue by your crew demonstrated high level of professional acumen and noble intent towards saving lives of fellow mariners, which is in keeping with the customary maritime traditions.”

“MRCC Mumbai conveys sincere appreciation and gratitude for this kind act. The initiative taken by you as Master of the vessel (and all your crew) is indeed laudable and worthy of emulation by other seafarers.”

The rescued crew were handed over to local shore authorities for completion of formalities and for medical treatment.



Since the company’s beginnings in 1982 from the maritime hub of Limassol, Marlow Navigation has grown to become a globally renowned and trusted name in the ship management industry. Today, a network spanning 14 countries, with over 1,150 shore-based staff, 15,800 crew on board managed vessels and 25,000 active seafarers in the employment pool, underpins the company’s progress, business sustainability and client-focussed ethos.

Scope of services at Marlow have over the past four decades broadened to fully-fledged maritime activities, including full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, crew management, crew recruitment, training and safety, offshore services, as well as finance and administration.

These are provided out of management offices in Limassol, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Mumbai, Oman and Hong Kong, together a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies, state-of-the-art maritime academies and international naval training centres.

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