Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has taken cognisance of the accident and has directed Visakhapatnam’s district collector and the police to take immediate action
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.
In a major move to ramp up naval strength, the defence ministry has given an in-principle approval for the construction of four amphibious assault ships, also called the Landing Platform Docks (LPD), in the private sector at a cost of over Rs 20,000 crore.