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Ship runs aground off Yemen with 12 Indians aboard

Published on Feb 2, 2014 11:43 PM

ADEN (AFP) - A small cargo ship transporting tyres among other goods has run aground off the southeastern coast of Yemen with 12 Indian sailors aboard, a local official said Sunday.

The Indian-made dhow has been stuck off the shores of Shihr, in Hadramawt, since Thursday night, the official said.

"The 12 sailors, all Indian nationals, are in good health" and still aboard the ship, said the official in remarks carried by the defence ministry's news website

Media reports had said some of the crew died and other said the dhow had sunk.

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