Navy says 89 missing from
barge, all on other vessels safe
The Navy on Wednesday said its personnel, battling extreme
weather, have so far rescued 184 of the 273 people onboard
barge P305, adding all personnel on board two other barges and
an oil rig are safe after Cyclone Tauktae fury rendered these
"As of Wednesday morning, 184 personnel of barge P305 have
been rescued and INS Kochi and INS Kolkata are returning to
Mumbai harbour with the rescuees.
"INS Teg, INS Betwa, INS Beas, P8I aircraft and Seaking
helicopters are continuing with the search and rescue
operations," a Navy spokesperson said.
All the 137 personnel on barge GAL Constructor were rescued on
Tuesday by the Navy and Coast Guard. The 196 personnel on
barge SS-3 and 101 personnel on board oil rig Sagar Bhushan are
safe, the official said. Read More