KOCHI: The Indian Navy engaged in seek and rescue operations in Cyclone Ockhi-hit seas off Kerala and Lakshadweep prolonged help through giving gas to a overseas vessel stranded off Minicoy Island.
INS Shardul encountered tug ‘Bes Power’ of Singapore stranded due to the cyclone 35 nautical miles north-east of Minicoy Island past due final night time.
On interrogation, the tug team asked 45 tonnes of gas to proceed passage to Maldives.
“Fuel was transferred to the Tug in true naval ethos of being the first responder to all,” a Defence spokesman mentioned.
Navy’s regulate centre joins rescue operations
Meanwhile, a Dornier airplane and a boat of the Navy have left for rescuing a ship stranded with 15 individuals close to Lakshadweep islands after receiving a message thru an airplane flying close to Kochi, the spokesman mentioned.
He additionally mentioned a Coast Guard Ship Vaibhav has recovered two our bodies off Alappuzha.
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