Following the sinking incident of “Barge P305” off Mumbai, the Indian Navy informed that so far 188 of the 261 people who were on board, were rescued.
#CycloneTauktae #Update #SAR Ops – Barge P305.
188 survivors incl two ex tug Varaprada rescued & 22 Brave #NaturesVictims #BNV recovered so far. #INSKochi returned to #Mumbai with survivors/ BNV.#IndianNavy #SAR effort continues for the remaining personnel.@DefenceMinIndia pic.twitter.com/qeETMnN8HE
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) May 19, 2021
Until now, as many as 26 personnel on board the barge are dead, while 49 still missing, after Navy personnel, battling extreme weather.
In light of the situation, Indian Navy launched a fresh aerial search and rescue mission, deploying helicopters to scour the waters off Mumbai coast, where the accommodation barge P305 went adrift in Cyclone Tauktae fury before it sank Monday.
“The Navy’s Search and Rescue (SAR) operations entered the fourth day today. Naval ships and aircraft are presently undertaking SAR of the missing crew members of Accommodation Barge P-305, which sank on Monday 35 miles off Mumbai,” ….a Navy spokesperson told to local media sources.
Overall, ships & aircraft will continue to search for the missing crew members.