Fire breaks out on OSV Coastal Jaguar off Visakhapatnam coast; ICGS Rani Rashmoni redirected to rescue 29-member crew

An Offshore Support Vessel Coastal Jaguar reported a loud explosion off the coast of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, The Tribue reported. According to initial reports, 28 members of the 29-member crew have been rescued. One member is still missing, preliminary reports said.

FP Staff August 12, 2019 16:09:14 IST
Fire breaks out on OSV Coastal Jaguar off Visakhapatnam coast; ICGS Rani Rashmoni redirected to rescue 29-member crew
  • An Offshore Support Vessel Coastal Jaguar reported a loud explosion off the coast of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh

  • According to initial reports, 28 members of the 29-member crew have been rescued. One member is still missing, preliminary reports said

  • Indian Coast Guard Ship Rani Rashmoni, which was the fifth and the last of the Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) series constructed by Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) and commissioned at Visakhapatnam in June last year, was re-directed for rescue operation

An Offshore Support Vessel Coastal Jaguar reported a loud explosion off the coast of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, The Tribue reported. According to initial reports, 28 members of the 29-member crew have been rescued. The explosion occured at 11.30 am on Monday, reports said. One member is still missing, preliminary reports said.

According to TV reports, Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Rani Rashmoni, which was the fifth and the last of the Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) series constructed by Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) and commissioned at Visakhapatnam in June last year, was re-directed for rescue operation.

According to several reports on social media, a loud explosion was heard which was "followed by thick smoke emanating from the vessel". Reports added that the exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

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