638 ONGC men stranded off Maharashtra, Gujarat coasts rescued, search still on for 93
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Five Indian Navy ships, along with naval helicopters and the Coast Guard, were racing ag inst time to locate and rescue 91 crew members of Barge Papaa (P-305) who were still missing till late Tuesday night, more than 20 hours after their barge sank 35 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast in the intervening hours of Monday and Tuesday. A total of 180 survivors from the barge, however, have been rescued.
In the massive search operation that began after four vessels in all — two barges off the city’s coast and a barge and drill vessel off Pipavav port in Gujarat — went adrift as cyclone Tauktae stormed past India’s western coast, a total of 638 people who were aboard had either been rescued or their vessels taken to safety till Tuesday evening. The security of all the personnel on board the three vessels apart from P-305 had been secured, offi als said.
Apart from the 180 on P-305, there were 137 personnel on board the barge GAL Constructor which ran aground off Mumbai’s Colaba coast. They were all rescued on Tuesday, said Navy and ONGC sources. The third barge, Support Station-3 with 220 on board, which drifted north-west off Pipavav port, was hooked to a tugboat and all on board were safe, sources said. All three barges belong to Shapoorji Pallonji group company Afcons and had on board people hired by the company.
除了P-305上的180人外，还有1在孟买科拉巴海岸搁浅的“GAL Constructor”号驳船上的37名人员。印度海军和印度石油天然气公司消息人士称，他们在周二全部获救。消息人士称，载有220人的第三艘驳船Support Station-3号从Pipavav港向西北方向漂流，船上被一艘拖船钩住，船上的人都安全。这三艘驳船都属于Shapoorji Pallonji集团公司Afcons，船上人员都是该公司的雇员。
The drill vessel, Drillship Sagar Bhushan, owned by ONGC, which too went adrift off Pipavav, had also been secured and was being taken back to Pipavav port at the time of going to press. It had 101 persons on board, including 38 ONGC employees.
Surender nath R
Why the barges were not evacuated ahead of the severe storm based on the forecast? Unbelievable. Action should be taken ag inst the persons responsible
INDIAN apathy to "Safety First" sucks at all levels. Indians' life is ch.. The evacuation process must have started and completed at least 24 hours before the cyclone struck. This company wanted to save on evacuation and re-mobilization costs of such a large number of workers offshore. Are these workers insured?
Too bad...but we did know about the cyclone and its intensity days earlier..How were they not asked to return..? Our habit of waking up after the dge is done exposes all.
Ram kumar kuncha
Who let then stay there when there was a warning given since last 3 days, who is ronsible for this, even if they were needed to stay there what precautions were followed
WHEN KNEW CYCLONE WAS COMING WHY WE'RE ALL IN SEA..
93 are still missing no FIR raised. ag inst ONGC and contractor (AFCONS) responsible persons.
pray for well being of all, no more negative news please.
indian navy,coast Guard,Ongc ...Pray for strength to them to complete search and rescue operations as soon as possible.
May God stop punishing Indians. We Indians promise to redeem ourselves from now on. We promose not to do e ls.
everyone knows cyclone is coming then why ONGC or go nment didn't vacated this place what a shame.
we lost precious tax payers
ONGC is completely responsible for its employees safety. Action be taken on the Director's and management.
Indian Navy Zindabad
Warning was given by IMD since past 5 days..... why did not they evacuate on friday itself..... plenty of time
What is surprising is nowadays the path and ferocity of the cyclones are well predicted few days in advance
according to feku Nehru and Congress is responsible for this
Omg thats a huge number.. pray they all are rescued..
There was a cyclone warning. Why the precious people were not evacuated earlier by ONGC authorities ?
Modi is perosonally responsible for creation of cyclone in first place. he is deliberately not taking steps for these cyclones to not form and cause so much dge. He should resign - typical chamche in this comment section working in guidance of congress toolkit.
Didnt they know typhoon coming? Does ONGC have saftely guidlines?
no need to rescue ..india is over populated
Hope they are all rescued.