One person drowned and 13 others suffered burn injuries after a major fire swept through an offshore support vessel in Indian waters yesterday, forcing the crew to jump into the sea.
Another member of the 29-strong crew of the ship , hired by oil major Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, was reported as missing.
At least five of the injured were said to be critical as they suffered severe burns.
The accident occurred late yesterday morning at Visakhapatnam Port Trust’s Single Point Mooring (SPM) Terminal. It took four hours to put out the fire. Investigations are ongoing.
#WATCH Visakhapatnam: At 11:30 am today, 29 crew members of Offshore Support Vessel Coastal Jaguar jumped into water after a fire engulfed the vessel. 28 rescued by Indian Coast Guard. Search for 1 missing crew underway. Exact cause of fire yet to be ascertained. #AndhraPradesh pic.twitter.com/pksYGrC9ZE
— ANI (@ANI) August 12, 2019