Placeholder canvas

Navy anchors burning vessel at Ganges delta

Date:

Kolkata: A helicopter from the Eastern Naval Command winched down a Marine Commando (MARCO) officer on merchant vessel SSL KOLKATA which was on fire since June 14.

ALSO READ: In a shocking incident Kolkata woman dies twice on the same day

The team managed to drop the anchor from the ship to prevent it from drifting off the Sagar Island at the mouth of the Ganges delta.

The vessel has been abandoned by the 22-member crew.

The Marine Commando Officer ascertained the conditions in the forward part of the ship and later called in the helicopter to lower onboard three crew members of the ship
A Seeking 42C helicopter and a Dornier aircraft were dispatched from Visakhapatnam after Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command directed that the ship had to be stopped at all costs from drifting toward the Sundarbans delta, as failing to do so would cause a severe ecological disaster.

ALSO READ: Assam flood: More than 55,000 people affected in Hailakandi district

The Naval Officer-in-charge West Bengal liaised with the officials from Directorate General of Shipping, Indian Coast Guard (ICG), Kolkata Port Trust (KOPT), the ship owners, Agents and Salvage specialists at Kolkata. The officer-in-charge kept them informed of the plans.

On a related note, the Indian Navy’s INS Kadmat reached the site earlier this morning to augment on-site support to the ICG ships.

(With ANI inputs)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe

Popular

More like this
Related

US: 27-Year-Old Indian National Dies In Fire In Harlem, New York

New York: In a tragic incident in New York's...

PM Modi Inaugurates ‘Sudarshan Setu’, India’s Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge In Gujarat

Dwarka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially inaugurated Sudarshan Setu,...

England Spinners Dominate As India Trail By 134 Runs On Second Day Of Fourth Test

Ranchi: On the second day of the fourth Test...

EAM Jaishankar Affirms Quad’s Rise As “Significant, Substantive Platform” For Indo-Pacific Democracies

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday...