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  India   All India  05 Apr 2017  Merchant ship catches fire off Colombo coast, Indian Navy rushes to help

Merchant ship catches fire off Colombo coast, Indian Navy rushes to help

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Apr 5, 2017, 10:16 am IST
Updated : Apr 5, 2017, 10:16 am IST

The Navy sent INS Gharial and INS Darshak early on Wednesday morning to help the burning ship.

A Coast Guard ship, Shoor, was also sent along with the Navy vessels, said reports. (Photo: ANI Twitter)
 A Coast Guard ship, Shoor, was also sent along with the Navy vessels, said reports. (Photo: ANI Twitter)

Chennai: A fire broke out on merchant ship Daniela 11 nautical miles off the coast of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, on Tuesday night.

According to reports, the Indian Navy sent two ships to help the vessel.

 

 

The Navy sent INS Gharial and INS Darshak early on Wednesday morning to help the burning ship.

A Coast Guard ship, Shoor, was also sent along with the Navy vessels, said reports.

The cause of the blaze on MV Daniela, a cargo ship, is not yet known.

It is reported that fire broke out on the merchant ship as she is in urgent need of assistance. Presently MV Daniela is 11 nautical miles due west of Colombo," Navy spokesperson Captain DK Sharma tweeted.

Tags: mv daniela, merchant ship, ins gharial, ins darshak, indian navy
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