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KA-SHIP-FIRE-COAST GUARD - Fire on research ship off K'taka coast; 30 crew members, 16 scientists rescued

Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.

New Delhi, Mar 16 (PTI) A fire broke out on a marine research vessel off Karnataka's New Mangalore coast, following which 30 crew members and 16 scientists were rescued by the coast guard, an official said Saturday.
Around 10 pm Friday, Marine Rescue Coordination Centre, Mumbai, was informed about the fire on ocean research vessel (ORV) Sagar Sampada, Coast Guard Inspector General (West region) Vijay Chaphekar said.
The vessel belongs to an institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences. Of the ...



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