Five Indian Navy ships, along with naval helicopters and the Coast Guard, were racing against time to locate and rescue 91 crew members of Barge P-305. The barge sank 35 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast on night of May 17, as cyclone Tauktae stormed past India’s western coast. A massive search operation was begun after four vessels — two barges off the Mumbai coast and a barge and drill vessel off Pipavav port in Gujarat — went adrift. A total of 638 people who were aboard had either been rescued or their vessels taken to safety till Tuesday evening.
May 19, 2021, 11:35AM ISTSource: TNN & Agencies