Dredger abandoned, but remains afloat

Hopper dredger TRIDEVI PREM with 20 people on board reported water ingress at night Sep 1, off Mangalore port, India, Arabian sea. Indian Coast Guard ship AMRITYA steamed to assist, and rescued 13 crew, other 7 were rescued by New Mangalore Port tug. Dredger understood to remain afloat or aground, to be salvaged. AIS is on, as of 1330 UTC Sep 2.
Hopper dredger TRIDEVI PREM, IMO 9464443, dwt 7058, built 2006, flag India, owner MERCATOR LTD.



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.