Kolkata, Sept 28 (PTI) A container is smouldering on a vessel anchored at the Sandheads off the West Bengal coast on Monday, officials said.
As per the initial reports, 15 crew members are on board the vessel, they said.
'A container is smouldering on vessel Express Godavari,' Kolkata Port Chairman Vinit Kumar said.
Coast Guard has been moved for immediate assistance, officials said.
The Sandheads in the Bay of Bengal, nearly 130 km from Haldia, is a stretch of open sea where vessels anchor before being allowed to dock at the port. PTI BSM SOM SOM