Fire on research ship off K’taka coast; 30 crew members, 16 scientists rescued
Around 10 pm Friday, Marine Rescue Coordination Centre, Mumbai, was informed about the fire on ocean research vessel (ORV) Sagar Sampada, Coast Guard Inspector General (West region) Vijay Chaphekar said.
The vessel belongs to an institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences. Of the 16 scientists onboard, three were women, he said.
The fire broke out in the accommodation area of the vessel and the crew were not able to control i