Fire guts vessel "Coastal Jaguar"; 28 crew rescued


    "There was reportedly a loud explosion onboard Coastal Jaguar that was followed by thick smoke emanating from the vessel," he said.

    Indian Coast Guard personnel douse the fire that broke out at Offshore Support Vessel 'Coastal Jaguar' off the coast of Visakhapatnam, Monday, Aug 12, 2019.
    VISAKHAPATNAM: Fire engulfed an offshore support vessel 'Coastal Jaguar' off the coast here on Monday, forcing the crew to abandon it and jump into the sea to save themselves.

    A total of 28 out of the 29 crew onboard have been rescued and search is on for one missing crew.

    According to a defence release, there was reportedly a loud explosion onboard the vessel at 11.30 AM and thick smoke emanated from it.

    The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

    A Coast Guard ship 'Rani Rashmoni, which was in the area, was diverted to coordinate the rescue operations and it rescued the distressed crew.
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    5 Comments on this Story

    Devidas Telakat358 days ago
    Narayan Pai364 days ago
    This is NOT a Coast Guard vessel, only it''s name is ''Coastal Jaguar''. It''s a normal Supply Vessel plying on our East Coast, perhaps on ONGC Charter, unfortunately on fire. The Coast Guard in fact, is seen helping fight the fire. Pl don''t make such silly mistakes
    Sourabh Gaikwad364 days ago
    a soldiers life is more precious than normal people. defense ministry should imduce arvance safety regulations in process and design.
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