Vizag: Explosion and fire on offshore vessel hired by HPCL, one killed


Vizag: Explosion and fire on offshore vessel hired by HPCL, one killed

A person was killed and another went missing after a massive fire broke out in an offshore support vessel (OSV) named Coastal Jaguar, hired by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, on Monday, following a loud explosion on board the vessel.

The deceased has been identified as Ashish Kumar (30) from Rajasthan and the missing crew member has been identified as Vicky (40). According to city police, both of them jumped out of the vessel after the fire broke out. The rest of the 26-member crew of the Coastal Jaguar was rescued by teams sent by Visakhapatnam Port Trust and the Indian Coast Guard.

According to police, six crew members are seriously injured — Tasarapu Bharadwaj (23), a resident of Old Post Office area in Visakhapatnam suffered 90% burn injuries, Ansar Ulhak (39), Read more

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