MANAMA: Rescue workers managed to save all 17 Indian sailors after their dhow capsized off the coast of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf waters, said an Interior Ministry official here on Friday.

Narendra Shial, a Dubai-based businessman and the owner of the Indian flagged vessel named Siddnath, said Bahrain Coast Guard airlifted the 17 crew members to the hospital.

“Coast guard spotted the crew members ... floating in the sea,” said Mr. Shial.

He said the vessel was carrying 1000 metric tonnes of rice to Khor Zubair, a port in southern Iraq. — AP