Fire guts vessel ‘Coastal Jaguar,’ 28 crew rescued

Prime News, National, Visakhapatnam, August 12:- 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 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. 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. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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