Cyclone Tauktae has risen in the Arabian Sea and has caused havoc in the country.
Due to this, the ship Barge-P305 was sunk near Bombay High on Monday. There were a total of 273 people on it. However, the Navy has rescued 184 of these people by conducting rescue operations and recovered 22 bodies. The search for 67 missing people is still going on. Similarly, 45 people have died due to Cyclone Tauktae in Gujarat so far.
Barge-P305 ship was sunk.
A few hours before Cyclone Tauktae hit the Gujarat coast on Monday evening, the ship Barge-P305 was stuck in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai. It was sunk by going about 35-40 miles from the coastline from Mumbai with strong winds.
Similarly, three other ships were also trapped in the sea due to cyclone. After this, the Indian Navy started rescue operations at sea to save the people.
45 people killed in Gujarat.
Cyclone Tauktae has also caused massive havoc in Gujarat. The cyclone hit the coast of Gujarat at a speed of 185 kilometres per hour late on Monday.
The most impact was seen in many areas of Saurashtra and North Gujarat. The strong winds caused electric poles and trees to collapse. Similarly, thousands of houses and roads have also been damaged.
So far, 45 people have died in Gujarat due to cyclone-caused accidents.
Rescue at sea are tough with wind speeds of almost 90-100 kmph – Sequeira
Capt. Sachin Sequeira, Commanding Officer, INS Kochi, said, “My ship has come back with 125 of the 184 persons from P305 rescued so far. The operating conditions during the ongoing search and rescue at sea are tough with wind speeds of almost 90-100 kmph and waves as high as 9-10 metres. “
Ahmedabad airport remained closed till 10 pm due to Cyclone Tauktae
An Ahmedabad airport official said flights were kept completely closed till 10 pm on Tuesday due to the cyclone.
He said that earlier operations had been stopped from 07:30 pm Monday to 5 am Tuesday, but again stopped operations at 3 pm on Tuesday if the situation did not improve.
After this, flights started operating from the airport at around 10 pm.
INS Kochi returned to Mumbai with 125 of those rescued from Barge-P305
#CycloneTauktae #Update#INSKochi entering Mumbai harbour today morning alongwith rescued personnel from Barge P305.
INS Teg, INS Betwa, INS Beas P8I aircraft & Seaking Helos continuing with Search & Rescue Ops.@indiannavy @SpokespersonMoD @DDNewslive @PIB_India @airnewsalerts pic.twitter.com/jkBY5DnJeI
— PRO Defence Mumbai (@DefPROMumbai) May 19, 2021
Naval warship INS reached Mumbai on Wednesday with 125 of those rescued from the Kochi barge-P305. The Navy said the search for the other 75 missing people was still on.