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Vessel on Fire @Visakhapatnam,India

Fire in Coastal Jaguar


A major fire broke out in Coastal Jaguar, an offshore support vessel, in Visakhapatnam on Monday. No casualties were reported; however, one crew member is still reported missing. The vessel was carrying 29 crew members. Though many suffered burn injuries, they were rescued.



Visuals accessed by TNM show the dramatic rescue operation. The crew had jumped into the water to escape the fire, and the rescuers threw them lifesavers and pulled them onboard.

The incident occurred around 11.30 am, according to a press release from the Indian Coast Guard Service (ICGS). The reason for the outbreak of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

All of them reportedly jumped into the water, abandoning the ship. Indian Coast Ship Rani Rashmoni, which was in the vicinity, rushed to the spot and in coordination with VPT Boats rescued the 28 crew members and workers. ICGS Ship Samudra Paheredar and Coast Guard helicopter were rushed for the rescue operation. The exact cause of fire is yet to be ascertained and efforts are on to douse the raging fire.