Cyclone Tauktae: Navy, Coast Guard rescue 314 people from two barges

Cyclone Tauktae: Navy, Coast Guard rescue 314 people from two barges

The New Indian Express

By PTI

MUMBAI: Battling extreme weather, the Indian Navy and Coast Guard have so far rescued 314 people on board two barges that went adrift in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai hours before Cyclone Tauktae made landfall on the Gujarat coast, an official said on Tuesday.

Three barges and an oil rig with 611 personnel on board had gone adrift on Monday.

These included accommodation barge P305 with 273 persons, cargo barge GAL Constructor with 137 personnel on board, accommodation barge SS-3 with 196 personnel on board and the Sagar Bhushan oil rig with 101 personnel on board, a Navy official said.

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