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In pics: Indian Navy chopper rescues four stuck off Mumbai coast

The incident took place near the spot where a Shivaji memorial is likely to come up, said Navy officials.

mumbai Updated: Apr 18, 2017 14:50 IST
Manish K Pathak
The rescued members were provided medical check up by doctor of INS Shikra soon after they reached.
The rescued members were provided medical check up by doctor of INS Shikra soon after they reached.(HT )

An Indian Navy Seaking C helicopter helped rescue four crew members on board tugboat Sonika, which was stuck in the waters off Raj Bhavan in Mumbai during low tide on Monday night.

The incident took place near the spot where a Shivaji memorial is likely to come up, said Navy officials.

The rescue operation in progress. (HT)

The tugboat surveys the Mumbai harbour to help crew members stuck in a vessel , said a Navy official.

According to a Navy official, the incident took place around 9pm on Monday. “The Mahim police was alerted about the incident, who reached on the spot within 15 minutes. They tried to help the members on the tugboat, but could not reach to them due to rocks and shallow waters,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Mumbai police, approached the joint operation centre of the Indian Navy for help.

“Around 11.20pm, a naval Seaking C helicopter with divers onboard was launched from Naval Air station Shikra. All four stranded members were removed and taken to INS Shikra for medical help,” said commander Rahul Sinha, chief public relation officer Navy.

“The rescued members were provided medical check up by doctor of INS Shikra soon after they reached. The crew is safe and no injury was reported and were released after few hours of the observation by doctor,” said Sinha.