1947 Ramdas Ship Disaster

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Coordinates: 18°55′N 72°49′E / 18.91°N 72.81°E / 18.91; 72.81 1947 Ramdas Ship Disaster was a ship disaster that occurred near Mumbai in India. The Indian passenger ship Ramdas bound for Rewas in Maharashta on July 17, 1947 capsized near Gull Island, ten miles from the Colaba Point at Mumbai killing 625 people on board.

The port authorities knew of the tragedy only when a few of the survivors swam to safety and reached the Sassoon Docks and broke the news at 3 p.m. Most passengers aboard "Ramdas" were from Girgaum and Parel areas.

The wreckage of the ship resurfaced on its own at Ballard Pier off Mumbai Coast ten years later.


Ramdas Ship Disaster (1947)