Cyclone Tauktae: 184 crew members of Barge P305 rescued

Mumbai, May 19 (ANI): Indian Navy rescued crew of Barge P305 off the coast of Mumbai. They were seen walking out of INS Kochi after arriving in Mumbai on May 19. About 184 people have been rescued, out of which 125 were on INS Kochi. Commanding Officer of INS Kochi, Capt Sachin Sequeira said, “We had inputs that Barge P305 was in distress, approximately 35-40 miles from Mumbai. The ship sailed under very difficult conditions; storm was passing just passing west of Mumbai. As we arrived on the scene, we took charge of the situation. With others on site, we rendered the best possible assistance for the Barge and crew. The operations are still ongoing. We have a large number of naval units on site. My ship has just come back. About 184 people have been rescued, of which 125 are onboard my ship. We have rescued about 125.”

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