Video: Container Vessel Catches Fire Off West Bengal Coast

X-press Godavari, the 155-meter long vessel carrying 15 crew members including four Indians and 506 containers caught fire. Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft have been deployed for the firefighting mission on September 28.

Container Vessel Catches Fire Off West Bengal Coast; Coast Guard Deployed For assistance

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Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Amogh’ and aircraft ‘Dornier’ have initiated the firefighting process as ICGS Varad and Amrit Kaur are advancing towards the area for further assistance.

Container Vessel Catches Fire Off West Bengal Coast; Coast Guard Deployed For assistance

Image Credits: @IndiaCoastGuard – Twitter

Kolkata Port Chairman Vinit Kumar said “A container is smoldering on vessel Express Godavari,”

The ship caught on fire as it was anchored at the Sandheads off the West Bengal coast. The Sandheads in the Bay of Bengal is almost 130 km from Haldia, it is a stretch of open sea where vessels are anchored before being allowed to dock at the port.

Officials said that a container is slowly burning on vessel X-Press Godavari and Coast Guard has been moved for immediate assistance.


Reference: republicworld.com

Source: marineinsight

Video: Container Vessel Catches Fire Off West Bengal Coast