National

Search and Rescue Operation for Ditched Pawan Hans Ltd Helicopter at Sea

Search and Rescue Operation for Ditched Pawan Hans Ltd Helicopter at Sea

Search and Rescue Operation for Ditched Pawan Hans Ltd Helicopter at Sea

At about 07:15 PM on 04 November 2015, MaritimeRescue Coordination Centre (MRCC), Mumbai received information from Coast GuardDornier on surveillance sortie off Offshore Development Area (ODA) aboutditching of Pawan Hans Limited Helicopter. Dauphin make (AS 365 N3) helicopter, with two pilots onboard, ditched into the sea nearan ONGC oil platform named ‘SLQ’ located about 80 Miles west of Mumbai. There were no passengers on board.

On receipt of information, MRCC of IndianCoast Guard alerted all mariners and concerned organisations leading toresponse by all stake holders. The Offshore Supply Vessels of ONGC andImmediate Support Vessels (T50 and T48) of Indian Navy immediately rushed to the location andcommenced search for survivors. During the search the vessels picked up debrisof the ditched helicopter. Coast Guard Dornier ex-Daman continuing the search inarea and one Seaking 42C helicopter of the Indian Navy was launched for nightsearch.

One navaldestroyer (with integral helicopter) and two Coast Guard ships at sea were diverted to area and commenced search in the night. Ahelicopter carrying ship ex-Porbandar is also being sailed with dispatch toreach the area.

A coordinated search by Indian Navy and Coast Guard ships and aircrafts and divers iscurrently in progress to locate the survivors and debris. Debris located are being collected and investigated.

As of 12:00 PM today the whereabouts of the pilots is still unknown.

More in National

  • USA vs China military confrontation may become a reality under Trump

    Washington: United States and China are on a collision course. A week into White House, and Donald...

  • AMU school admissions form available for classes I, VI and IX

    NVONews Desk, Aligarh: The Directorate of School Education, Aligarh Muslim University has started the circulation of admission forms for the classes I, VI and IX of the University associated schools. The forms have been uploaded on the University website. While the online submission of application forms will be allowed till 17.2.2017, the...

  • Mahatma Gandhi’s Samadhi gets a make over after 15 years

    NVONews Desk, New Delhi: For more than 10,000 domestic and foreign visitors who visit Mahatma Gandhiji’s Samadhi at Rajghat in the national capital every day, there is nothing much to engage the visitors about his life and and thoughts other than the black stone platform that marks the spot where Gandhiji was...

  • Know who will be the next vice chancellor of AMU?

    NVOnews Desk, ALIGARH: A special meeting of the Executive Council of the Aligarh Muslim University was held...

  • Contribution of first AMU chancellor, Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum, documented

    NVONews Desk Aligarh: Dr Faiza Abbasi’s article titled, ‘Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum: The First Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University’ recently featured in the special issue on Indian Women in the University News, New Delhi, organ of the Association of Indian Universities. Dr Abbasi is the Assistant Director of the UGC Human...

  • Jallikattu ban issue – Tamil Nadu Chief Minister calls on PM Modi

    New Delhi: The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Shri O. Paneerselvam, called on the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. The ban imposed on Jallikattu by the Supreme Court came up for discussion. While appreciating the cultural significance of Jallikattu, the Prime Minister observed that the matter is presently sub-judice. The Centre...

  • Hamid Ansari, India’s Vice President expresses shock over Etah accident

    New Delhi: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has expressed his deep distress over the accident in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh today. Following is the text of Vice President’s message: “I am deeply distressed to learn of the accident in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh earlier today that...

  • Chakma migrants discuss their issues with top minister

    Chakma migrants discuss their issues with top minister  New Delhi: A delegation of All India “Chakma” Social Forum called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here yesterday and sought his intervention...