Tuesday, October 17, 2017

India sends naval patrol aircraft for Emerald Star survivors' rescue

New Delhi: India has dispatched a naval patrol aircraft to Manila to search for sailors of the MV Emerald Star, a cargo ship that sank in the waters+ to the north-east of the Philippines.
The P-8I patrol aircraft dispatched on Sunday night carried two 'search and rescue' kits which contain inflatable dinghies and emergency food and water supply, which can be dropped near any survivors.
The 33,205-tonne cargo ship Emerald Star sank in the Pacific on Friday off the Philippines, as a typhoon churned in the region. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said 15 Indians were rescued, while a search was still on for 11 others missing.
16/10/17 Times of India