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Fire on research ship off Karnataka coast; 30 crew members, 16 scientists rescued

NEW DELHI: A fireplace broke out on a marine analysis vessel off Karnataka's New Mangalore coast, following which 30 group contributors and 16 scientists have been rescued by way of the coast guard, an respectable mentioned on Saturday.

Around 10 pm Friday, Marine Rescue Coordination Centre, Mumbai, used to be informed in regards to the fireplace on ocean analysis vessel (ORV) Sagar Sampada, Coast Guard inspector common (West region) Vijay Chaphekar mentioned.

The vessel belongs to an institute underneath the Ministry of Earth Sciences. Of the 16 scientists onboard, three have been women, he mentioned.

The fireplace broke out within the lodging space of the vessel and the group weren't ready to regulate its spread. The Coast Guard pressed into carrier ICGS Vikram and ICGS Sujay to render important help, the respectable mentioned.

"The Indian Coast Guard ships arrived at vessel's position just past midnight on March 16 and deployed a joint fire-fighting team to contain the blaze," Chaphekar mentioned, including, external fireplace fighting gadget fitted at the Indian Coast Guard ships have been also used to regulate the spread of blaze.

The staff boarded the vessel and assessed the placement. It used to be found that 8 compartments within the lodging space have been on fireplace, he mentioned.

Extensive fire-fighting operations have been undertaken which persevered for over 8 hours. Following that ORV Sagar Sampada proceeded against New Mangalore harbour safely, Chaphekar mentioned.

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