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Ship wrecked by storm

Ship wrecked by storm

The Indian ship P-305, trapped by the Tauktae storm near Hira Oil Fields, 175 km from Mumbai, has sunk into the sea. The Indian Navy has saved 146 people on board, while more than 130 are missing.

Another Indian ship is stranded at this place. INS has been sent to Kolkata to rescue the riders. It is being told that there are 137 people in it. Of these, 38 have been safely evacuated.

Commander Vivek Madhwal, spokesperson of the Indian Navy, said, “INS Kochi was sent to help the boat ‘P-305’ in the diamond oil field located in the Bombay High area. INS Talwar was also deployed for search and relief operations. Emergency message was also received from another ship, GAL constructor, which has been sent to INS Kolkata to help with 137 people on board. Navy helicopters are placed by stand. They will be put into rescue when the weather improves slightly.

He informed that in view of the cyclone, 11 divers teams of Indian Navy have been kept ready. Twelve flood relief teams and medical teams have also been deployed. These will be dispatched in case of need in hurricane affected states. 

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