Mumbai: An FIR was on Friday registered against foreign owner, captain and crew members of cargo vessel M V Rak that sank off the Mumbai coast on Thursday.

Meanwhile, oil layers were seen at the place in the sea where the ship went down.

"An FIR was registered against the owner, captain and crew members under IPC section 336 (Act endangering life or personal safety of others)," Deputy Police Commissioner (Port Zone) Tanaji Ghadge said.

The Coast Guard sources said they could see the oil layers at the place of the sea where the 225 metre-long vessel, which contained about 290 tonnes of fuel oil and 50 tonnes of diesel, sank but described it as a very "negligible" as it will not create any ecological problems.

"Such oil layers are found whenever any ship sinks. It is very negligible. It will not create any major environmental problems," a Coast Guard official added. "

Some drums and light materials on the vessel started floating which may cause problems to other ships passing through navigational channel.

Mariners have been alerted about this," said official.

The cargo ship, which was on its way from Indonesia's Tutung to Dahej in Gujarat with 60,000 tonnes of coal onboard, had a 30-member crew of Indonesian, Jordanian and Romanian nationalities, who were rescued by the defence personnel before it sank on Thursday.

(Agencies)