KARACHI - The crew of crisis-hit MV Suez ship has been shifted to PNS Babur after Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nouman Bashir ordered swift arrangements to save lives of the crew on Sunday. According to the sources, the freed ship was sinking due to rough weather, The Nation learnt here. The Egyptian owner of the ship had abandoned the crew and ship, it was learnt. Navy Chief ordered to shift the crew of the ship to PNS Babur on humanitarian grounds. Whether the freed men would be brought to Karachi or Gwadar it has not yet been decided yet, Navy sources said. Earlier, the Captain of MV Suez appealed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chief of the Naval Staff seeking immediate help in view of their vessel being caught in strong winds. MV Suez Captain Wasi told that the weather was threatening due to monsoon and their immediate rescue may be arranged. The Captain said that no law was more important than saving human lives. 'We are in the open sea since last three days while owner of the ship has so far not sent the fuel, he added. He said that he was in contact with the PNS Babar officials and they could rescue them. He said 72 hours ago at first he had contacted the owner of the ship and now we are 75 miles away from the Salalah port of Oman. He had appealed to the Pakistan authorities for saving their lives. He further said that strong monsoon winds had caused the fear of capsizing of the ship. Captain Wasi said leaving our vessel, we have decided to shift to PNS Babar, to save our lives. He said wherever the PNS Babar takes us, we would be ready to proceed.