Fire, explosion aboard Coastal Jaguar near Visakhapatnam; 28 crew members rescued
Fire, explosion on Coastal Jaguar near Visakhapatnam: A total of 28 out of the 29 crew onboard have been rescued and search is on for one missing crew.
PTI New Delhi Last Updated: August 12, 2019 | 16:22 IST
Coastal Jaguar catches fire off the coast of Visakhapatnam
Fire engulfed an offshore support vessel 'Coastal Jaguar' off the coast of Visakhapatnam 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 onboard have been rescued and search is on for one missing crew.
According to a defence release, there was reportedly a loud explosion onboard the vessel at 11.30 am and thick smoke emanated from it.
#WATCH Visakhapatnam: At 11:30 am today, 29 crew members of Offshore Support Vessel Coastal Jaguar jumped into water after a fire engulfed the vessel. 28 rescued by Indian Coast Guard. Search for 1 missing crew underway. Exact cause of fire yet to be ascertained. #AndhraPradeshpic.twitter.com/pksYGrC9ZE