Indian Navy rescue op
The Indian Navy and the Coast guard rescued 14 people from the sinking MV Coastal Pride ship.Twitter/Ministry of Defence Spokesperson

The Indian Navy and the Coast Guard rescued 14 crew members of the MV Coastal Pride vessel, which was sinking 24 nautical miles south of Daman coast on Wednesday.

The vessel sent an SOS alert early morning, following which the navy deployed a Sea King helicopter and the coast guard put two Chetak helicopters for the rescue operation, defence ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar tweeted.

The crew of the sinking vessel was safely evacuated to Umar Gaon. While the navy team rescued six people, the coast guards saved eight others, Kar said. 

Kar said the MV Coastal Pride was a cement carrier. 

The incident comes just three days after the Indian Navy rescued 20 people from the Indian merchant vessel Jindal Kamakshi, which sent out a distress call on Sunday after it started listing.