News Desk, Amar Ujala, Mumbai
Published by: Surendra Joshi
Updated Tue, 28 Jun 2022 01:28 PM IST
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An emergency landing of a helicopter was made today near Bombay High in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai. It has seven passengers and two pilots. This emergency landing was done near ONGC’s rig ‘Sagar Kiran’. ONGC has rescued 6 people so far by carrying out immediate relief and rescue operations.
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) tweeted that the helicopter landed in an emergency near its oil mining area at Bombay High. ONGC team is also engaged in evacuating the survivors.
According to the Indian Coast Guard, this helicopter belongs to ONGC. It has fallen in a ditch near Sagar Kiran. A ship has been dispatched from the Mumbai coast for rescue and relief work.
Coast Guard aircraft dropped safety net
Coast Guard aircraft downed life rafts to rescue helicopter occupants. These are nets of international standard approved by MRCC. The Coast Guard is coordinating with the Navy and ONGC in the rescue efforts. So far 6 people have been rescued. The Coast Guard has also sent OSV Malviya 16 to the spot.