38, ONGC workers are still missing four days after cyclone Tauktae sunk barge
off Mumbai coast. A barge that was carrying 261 people was thrashed by cyclone Tauktae, 35
nautical miles away from Mumbai coast.
"The Navy's Search and Rescue (SAR) operations entered the fourth day today. Naval
ships and aircraft are presently undertaking SAR of the missing crew members of
Accommodation Barge P-305, which sank on Monday 35 miles off Mumbai," a Navy
186 people, so far, have been rescued. 37 bodies were recovered from the wreck of
A massive rescue operation has been launched in various ships that include P-81
reconnaissance aircraft, Sea King helicopters, as well as Coast Guard and ONGC vessels to
detect survivors of the wreck caused by Tauktae.
137 people on the Gal Constructor were rescued on tuesday.
The 201 people on board Support-Station 3, are believed to be safe. INS Talwar located the
Barge and is being brought back to Mumbai by the ONGC vessels.
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