Islamabad : Pakistan's navy mounted a rescue operation Monday to reach the 11-man crew of a cargo ship, which included Indians, that began sinking in the Arabian Sea off the port of Karachi, news reports said.
A Pakistani navy vessel spotted the stricken merchant ship, the MB Mariam, 230 km off the coast in the morning, Geo television reported.
A navy aircraft dropped lifeboats for the nine Indians and two Sri Lankans on board and another ship was dispatched to the scene.
The MB Mariam was carrying scrap metal from Iraq to India when it ran into difficulty. The Ownership of the cargo ship and the cause of the accident were not clear.