4 floating casino crew members rescued from offshore casino in Goa

Coast Guard airlifts 4 injured crew members from casino

Coast Guard airlifts 4 injured crew members from casino

The Indian Coast Guard carried out medical evacuation of four patients from a vessel off Panjim coast in Goa on Sunday morning. "We received a call last night to rescue the crew members who were in distress", Deputy Inspector General of Indian Coast Guard Manoj Badkar told PTI.

"The vessel got stuck in the Aguada sandbar off the Miramar coast". The three other rescued crew members of the vessel were extremely seasick, Mr Badkar said.

The Opposition has accused the BJP-led coalition government of using underhand means to introduce a sixth offshore casino in the already saturated Mandovi river.

Captain Of Ports has denied permission to bring the casino into river Mandovi during high tide, but the vessel was brought to the mouth of Mandovi with permission from the High Court to bring it in at their own risk.

The four onboard casino vessel "MV Lucky Seven" owned by former Haryana Home Minister Gopal Kanda were rescued following a helicopter-borne rescue operation, a spokesperson for the Coast Guard told reporters. "We have told them they can not bring the vessel into the Mandovi because of the weather", Parrikar said, adding that the vessel will be taken out with the help of a tug.

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday directed Golden Globe Hotels Pvt Ltd (GGHPL) to move MV Lucky Seven, grounded at Miramar, back to Mormugao Port Trust (MPT).

The vessel hit Miramar beach on Sunday Morning and later in the evening during high tide the vessel stuck right on the sea shore at Miramar.

The vessel should be removed from the sandbar or else it will affect Miramar beach.