Indian Navy has dispatched ships to rescue two barges with 410 persons on board, which have gone adrift off the Mumbai coast due to Cyclone Tauktae. Barge 'P305' with 273 personnel on board is adrift off Heera Oil Fields in Bombay High area. Barge 'GAL Constructor' with 137 people on board about eight nautical miles from Mumbai has also sent an SOS message. Navy has despatched INS Kochi and INS Kolkata to their assistance, respectively.
Published On: May 17, 2021