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Watch: Massive fire at India's Coastal Jaguar vessel; crew members jump in water


Devdiscourse News Desk New Delhi
Updated: 12-08-2019 15:35 IST
Watch: Massive fire at India's Coastal Jaguar vessel; crew members jump in water

Image Credit: ANI

Fire engulfed an offshore support vessel 'Coastal Jaguar' off the coast here on Monday, forcing the crew to abandon it and jump into the sea to save themselves. A total of 28 out of the 29 crew on board have been rescued and search is on for one missing crew.

According to a defense release, there was reportedly a loud explosion on board the vessel at 11.30 AM and thick smoke emanated from it. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

A Coast Guard ship 'Rani Rashmoni, which was in the area, was diverted to coordinate the rescue operations and it rescued the distressed crew.

COUNTRY : India