India has commissioned a brand new coast guard ship to enhance security and safety along the coasts. Vajra is the sixth offshore patrol vessel commissioned by the coast guard for coastal security.
4 seafarers were caught in a fire in an offshore ship near Mumbai and 3 of them have died a brutal death in the process.
The Indian Coast Guard and L&T launched a 98-m Offshore Patrol vessel ‘Vigraha’ at a private shipyard in Kattupalli, north of Chennai.
X-press Godavari, the 155-meter long vessel carrying 15 crew members including four Indians and 506 containers caught fire.
Twelve crew members were rescued from a sinking a cargo vessel ‘MSV Krishna Sudama’ by the Indian Coast Guard, in the Arabian Sea off the Gujarat coast, officials said on Sunday.
As a gesture of humanitarian goodwill, The Ministry of External Affairs, India facilitated the journey for Pakistani shipmaster’s return home via the Wagah Border, a month after his rescue.