Fire guts vessel "Coastal Jaguar"; 28 crew rescued
A total of 28 out of the 29 crew onboard have been rescued and search is on for one missing crew
Visakhapatnam: On Monday, fire engulfed an offshore support vessel 'Coastal Jaguar' off the coast in Visakhapatnam, forcing the crew to jump into the sea and abandon it to save themselves. A total of 28 out of the 29 crew onboard have been rescued however the search is on for one missing crew. According to a defence release, at 11.30 am there was reportedly a loud explosion on board the vessel and thick smoke emanated from it.
#WATCH Visakhapatnam: At 11:30 am today, 29 crew members of Offshore Support Vessel Coastal Jaguar jumped into water after a fire engulfed the vessel. 28 rescued by Indian Coast Guard. Search for 1 missing crew underway. Exact cause of fire yet to be ascertained. #AndhraPradesh pic.twitter.com/pksYGrC9ZE— ANI (@ANI) August 12, 2019
The exact cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained and a Coast Guard ship 'Rani Rashmoni, which was in the area, was diverted to coordinate the rescue operations and it rescued the distressed crew. Further details awaited.
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