Cyclone Tauktae: Indian Navy rescues 4 crews from ship off Mangalore coast


New Delhi, May 17 (UNI) The Indian Navy on Monday informed that it has rescued four stranded crew members of an Indian cargo ship 'Coromondel Supporter XI' which was adrift North West of Mangalore in Karnataka in Arabian Sea.

The officials in the Navy said, “In a swift response to SOS message by an Indian vessel adrift in Arabian Sea , a naval helicopter was dispatched, early morning today for rescuing the stranded crew of Indian flagged Tug ‘Coromondel Supporter XI’, which was adrift North West of Mangalore, Karnataka”.

The rough seas, due to cyclone Tauktae, had resulted in flooding of the vessel’s machinery compartments rendering it without propulsion and power supply, and the crew without any support, Indian Navy said in a statement.

Four personnel rescued by the Chopper and were transferred to a nearby Coast Guard vessel, the Navy added.

In view of impending extremely severe cyclonic storm Tautae, Indian Navy has deployed teams from Southern Naval Command for rescue and relief operation in Kerala and other states.