Sunday, January 14, 2018

Mumbai chopper crash: Another coast guard ship deployed

Mumbai: One more coast guard ship is deployed from Mumbai for search operation after a Pawan Hans helicopter, carrying five senior officials of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and two pilots, crashed off the Mumbai coast minutes after it took off on Saturday.

INS Makar, twin hulled catamaran hydrograph ship from Karwar, is enroute to augment the search efforts in the area.

A total of 5-6 coast guard ships are deployed in the area already, ONGC officials said.

INS Teg and Tarasa are coordinating the search in the area. ICG Ships Samudra Prahari, Achook & Agrim are also at work in the area.

ICGS Samrat sailed out from Mumbai and joined the search and rescue operations.

ONGC vessel TAG 15 undertaking Side Scan Sonar (SSS) operations have found some debris 600 yards from wreckage position.
14/01/18 ANI/