An ONGC helicopter carrying 9 folks, together with two pilots, plunged into the water off the coast of Mumbai whereas making an attempt to land on an organization’s rig within the Arabian Sea. The helicopter in query was carrying 9 folks together with 3 ONGC workers. Primarily based on PTI’s report 4 of the folks on-board have died within the incident. The Indian Navy and the Coast Guard joined the rescue effort. For the rescue of the ONGC helicopter’s passengers and crew, which was 60 nautical miles from Mumbai, the Navy despatched out the Seaking and ALH helicopters in addition to the Indian Naval Ship Teg.
The Coast Guard additionally diverted a ship to succeed in the spot, whereas one other ship sailed out from Mumbai with dispatch to hitch the rescue operations. The Coast Guard plane additionally dropped life rafts for survivors, and the worldwide security web was activated by the Marine Rescue Coordination Centre (Mumbai), the protection official mentioned.
The ONGC chopper was making an attempt to land on the rig, situated some 50 nautical miles from the Mumbai coast when the incident passed off. About 1.5 km from the touchdown zone on the rig, the chopper fell into the ocean, an organization official mentioned.
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The circumstances that led to the incident weren’t instantly clear. Different particulars, too, have been awaited, he mentioned. The Oil and Pure Fuel Company (ONGC) has a number of rigs and installations within the Arabian Sea that produce oil and fuel from reservoirs under the seabed.
With inputs from PTI