Five individuals have reportedly been killed and a minimum of 11 injured in a blast on the ONGC drillship Sagar Bhushan underneath upkeep at Cochin Shipyard.
Reports say the blast occurred round 11 am within the water tanker of Sagar Bhushan, that has been dry docking since December 7, 2017, and was present process necessary Special Survey (Hull & Machinery) as per class requirement.
The injured have been taken to close by hospitals. Police and hearth tenders have rushed to the spot and rescue operations are underway.
Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has ordered an inquiry into the blast. He additionally mentioned he has instructed authorities to offer all medical assist essential to these injured within the mishap.
“Shocked by unlucky blast at Cochin Shipyard the place four individuals have died. My heartfelt condolences to bereaved households. I’ve spoken to MD,Cochin Shipyard n requested him to offer all mandatory medical assist to victims and to provoke fast inquiry with assist of involved businesses,” Gadkari’s tweet learn.
Of the 12 individuals rushed to close by hospitals, 5 of them succumbed to accidents whereas one other individual suffered 45 per cent burns.
Sagar Bhushan owned by ONGC is a Pelican Class mid-water floater constructed at Hindustan shipyard, India, in 1987. (Sources: The Indu, Indian Express)
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