INDIAN COAST GUARD RESCUES SEVEN CREW FROM A FLOODING BARGE OFF MUMBAI
INDIAN COAST COAST GUARD RESCUES SEVEN CREW FROM A FLOODING
In a swift and well calibrated operation, Indian Coast
At about 1500 hrs on 29 Sep, a call was received at
Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Mumbai from
VTS Mumbai regarding heavy flooding onboard an Indian
barge Ellysia 05 nm North-west of Colaba (Mumbai).
The vessel was on passage from Mumbai to Bhavnagar.
Immediately, Indian Coast Guard Ship C-154 was
diverted from patrol area to render assistance and by 1530
hrs, all the seven crew of the barge were safely evacuated.
Coast Guard team commenced the de-flooding of sea water
through two de-flooding pumps.
Another Coast Guard Ship Sankalp has also arrived in area to assist in de-
Coast Guard has also mobilized Emergency Towing
Vessel from Mumbai Port for salvage operation. Till the last
report came in, all out efforts are in progress by Indian Coast
Guard to de-flood the barge Ellysia.