Three Crew Members Die in Supply Vessel Fire
The Indian Coast Guard has recovered the bodies of three crew members from the offshore supply ship Greatship Rohini, which caught fire on 13 February.
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has recovered the bodies of three crew members from the offshore supply ship Greatship Rohini, which caught fire on 13 February. The bodies were discovered on the morning of 14 February in a search operation conducted jointly by 19 people, including eight crew members of Greatship Rohini and 11 members from ICG.
An official who is trained to conduct such investigation will conduct an inquiry into the incident, said director general of shipping, Amitabh Kumar. “The engine room fire can be for any reason. Normally, it happens when any work is being done, and that will only be known when proper investigation is done in this case” Kumar said.
Bodies of two seafarers were found from the tween-deck area and the third body was found from the engine control room, Kumar said.
The ship was 92 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast when the fire broke out, near the NQO platform of Mumbai High. Eighteen crew members were on the vessel at the time. The fire started in the engine room. One officer, identified as Gurbeender Singh, who works as an electro-technological officer, sustained burn injuries and was evacuated by helicopter to hospital. He is out of danger and recuperating in the hospital, said an ICG official.