MUMBAI: All the 274 personnel who have been on board barge P305 that sank and tugboat Varaprada that went adrift throughout Cyclone tauktae fury have been accounted for with the restoration of 16 our bodies alongside Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts, the Navy stated on Monday.
“A complete of 274 crew have been reported missing on Might 17 (261 from Barge P305 and 13 from Tug Varaprada). Whereas 186 survivors from P305 and two from Varaprada have been picked up at sea, 70 mortal stays (our bodies) have been recovered at sea by ships of Indian Navy and Coast guard, “a Navy spokesperson stated.
“Eight our bodies have been recovered alongside the coast in Raigad district of Maharashtra and one other eight our bodies washed ashore the Gujarat coast close to Valsad,” he stated.
Thus all of the 274 crew (261 on board P305 and 13 on board Varaprada) have been accounted for, he stated. The ultimate affirmation might be pending until the identification of all of the our bodies recovered is accomplished, he added.
Rescue personnel had recovered 70 our bodies, believed to be of P305 personnel, within the sea until Sunday. With 16 our bodies washing ashore, the loss of life toll within the tragedy at sea may rise to 86, one other official stated. As of now, the official loss of life toll stands at 70 pending identification of the our bodies washed ashore.
INS Makar, a Navy survey catamaran outfitted with aspect scan sonars, positioned the wreckage of P305 on Saturday within the neighborhood of the place it sank on Might 17. The Navy had additionally deployed specialised diving groups to spice up the search and rescue (SAR) operations. The SAR operations have not been name off but, the spokesperson advised PTI.
The family of the victims will attempt to determine the deceased with the assistance of the belongings discovered on their our bodies, like garments, id playing cards, batch quantity or beginning marks, earlier harm marks or tattoos. In case the our bodies should not recognized, DNA exams can be carried out, one other official stated.
All the 440 individuals on barges Gal Constructor and Help Station 3 (SS-3) and drillship Sagar Bhushan have been introduced ashore to security not too long ago.