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Massive fire engulfs Coast Guard's vessel ‘Coastal Jaguar’, 1 dead,1 missing, 27 rescued

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Visakhapatnam, Aug 12: A massive fire engulfed the coast gaurd's Offshore Support Vessel 'Coastal Jaguar'. Twenty nine crew members boarded in the vessel jumped in to the sea. The incident took place at around 11:30am on Monday.

Massive fire engulfs Coast Guards vessel ‘Coastal Jaguar’, 28 rescued,1 missing

According to reports, among these twenty nine crew members twenty seven were rescued by Indian Coast Guard, while one person succumbed to injuries. Search for one missing crew underway.

There was reportedly a loud explosion onboard Coastal Jaguar that was followed by thick smoke emanating from the vessel.

The exact cause of fire yet to be ascertained.

Vessel Coastal Jaguar is a Offshore Tug/Supply Ship built in 1983 and currently sailing under the flag of India.

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