Indian Coast Guard Extinguish Fire Onboard Research Ship, 52 People Rescued

The Indian Coast Guard extinguished a major fire on board a research vessel, and rescued 36 crew members and 16 scientists.

The ship which caught fire was a research vessel belonging to the Shipping Corporation of India or SCI and was named Sagar Sampada. The research vessel was equipped to carry out research in marine biology and fishery.

The coast guard sent two ships named Sujay and Vikram, to engage in the firefighting operations.

The Indian Coast Guard shared a pictures of the vessel after successfully dousing the blaze.

The origin of the fire in the research vessel is not yet known.

After the fire was put off the research vessel was escorted to the New Mangalore harbour.