Fifty years ago | July 26, 1968 Archives

From the Archives: Customs ship abandoned

It is learnt that the Customs craft, I.N.S. Sukanya, which ran aground near the mouth of the Krishna in May, was abandoned by the Navy as all attempts to refloat it had failed. Two tugs and a Navy ship with 150 men made several attempts to refloat I.N.S. Sukanya for about three weeks under expert guidance without success. The Rs. 25-lakh worth steamer of the Central Board of Revenue was commissioned about a decade ago. The ship was manned and operated by the navy. The ship ran aground in a sand bar called Mangaladani off Nizampatam. The nearest village is Lankevani Dibba. The rescue ship and two tugs could not come near I.N.S. Sukanya as the sea is shallow there. Fishermen belonging to the village near the mouth of the Krishna who take their catch for sale to Nagayalanka village in Krishna district, told your Correspondent that the steamer was lying there abandoned and the two tugs and a ship which were anchored two miles away in the sea had also gone.

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