Raging fire on board MV SSL Kolkata extinguished by Mi-17 V5 helicopter

The raging fire on board MV SSL Kolkata was finally extinguished today by employing the Mi-17 V5 helicopter for BAMBI bucket operations. The pilots and crew swung into action, while the maintenance crew prepared the aircraft for offshore operations. Having completed the task in less than 90 minutes the helicopter was flown back to Frazergunj. The mission was led by Wg Cdr Nikhil Mehrotra along with Flt Lt Atul Mishra.