Three sailors die after inhaling toxic fumes

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Three Indian sailors of a Singaporean bulk carrier died while one was injured when they inhaled toxic fumes from a sludge leakage in a cargo barge off the harbour here on Saturday morning, an official said here.

MV Thor Endevour, anchored some 10 kms west of Mumbai, reported the incident on the cargo barge, Orion II, around 10.45 p.m. on Friday night to the Indian Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (ICG-MRCC) here.

While three sailors were brought dead to the shore, one was injured and the master of Orion II, Mohammed Daud Ibrahim Kurey, 50, was saved after he was administered first aid by the ICG team.

The Orion II was engaged in unloading a cargo of wheat from MV Thor Endevour at the time of the incident late on Friday, an ICG spokesperson said.