The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has rescued 16 seafarers from a general cargoship beached by a storm off Maharashtra.

Video footage showed the 2,900-dwt Mangalam (built 1994) listing to starboard as waves washed over its cargo holds and battered its superstructure on 17 June.

The ICG sent in a ship and two Chetak helicopters to airlift the crew 3 km (1.8 miles) from Revdanda in Raigarh district, western India, the Hindustan Times reported.

The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre received a call on Thursday morning from the second officer on the ship.