Oil Tanker Fire: Sri Lanka Seeks Help; 3 Coast Guard Ships, Aircraft Sent

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 Coast Guard Sends 3 Ships, Aircraft After Sri Lanka Seeks Help

Sri Lanka Oil Tanker Fire: Indian Coast Guard sent three ships and a Dornier aircraft for rescue ops

New Delhi:

The Indian Coast Guard today said it has pressed into action its three ships and a Dornier aircraft after the Sri Lankan Navy sought assistance to control a fire onboard an oil tanker off the east coast of the island nation.

In a swift sea and air coordinated Search and Rescue (SAR) operation, the Coast Guard said it immediately diverted ICG Ships Shaurya, Sarang and Samudra Paheredar, besides a Dornier aircraft for the firefight on oil tanker New Diamond.

"Assistance sought by Sri Lanka Navy from @IndiaCoastGuard for fire and explosion onboard Oil Tanker #MTNewDiamond 37 NM east off Sri Lanka coast. ICG ships and aircraft deployed for immediate assistance," it said in a tweet, tagging the Defence Minister of India and the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs.

@IndiaCoastGuard in a swift Sea & Air Coordinated #SAR operation immediately diverted #ICG Ships Shaurya, Sarang, Samudra Paheredar & Dornier Aircraft for #FireFighting on Oil Tanker #MTNewDiamond@DefenceMinIndia@MEAIndiapic.twitter.com/Ciud4QIN4w

- Indian Coast Guard (@IndiaCoastGuard) September 3, 2020

"@IndiaCoastGuard in a swift Sea & Air Coordinated #SAR operation immediately diverted #ICG Ships Shaurya, Sarang, Samudra Paheredar & Dornier Aircraft for firefighting on Oil Tanker #MTNewDiamond," its second tweet said.
 

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