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Coast Guard ships douse major fire on research vessel

Two Indian Coast Guard ships doused a major fire on board a ship, carrying around 30 crew members and 16 scientists late last night off the Mangaluru coast in Karnataka.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2019 11:43 IST
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Indian Coast Guard ships -Vikram and Shoor- doused a major fire on board a ship, Sagar Sampada.(Twitter/@IndiaCoastGuard)

Two Indian Coast Guard ships doused a major fire on board a ship, carrying around 30 crew members and 16 scientists late last night off the Mangaluru coast in Karnataka.

According to Coast Guard officials, Indian Coast Guard ships -Vikram and Shoor-doused a major fire on board a ship, Sagar Sampada. The ship is now being brought back to Mangaluru port.

Sagar Sampada is an Indian research vessel that is equipped to carry out research in marine biology and fishery.

First Published: Mar 16, 2019 10:31 IST