Kaup: 'Alliance' tug rescue operation under progress

Daijiworld Media Network - Kaup (SP)

Kaup, May 18: An operation to rescue a tug which drowned in the sea near New Mangalore Port Trust and then was found in a capsized state on the seashore at Kadipatna, Padubidri, got underway on Tuesday May 18. The operation to lift the Alliance tug, belonging to a Gujarat based company, was not undertaken on Monday due to bad climate. Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) is following up and ensuring that the salvaging operation is completed. 

Out of the eight occupants of the tug, three had saved their lives with the help of life jacket. Two have died. There is no clear information whether the remaining three have got stuck inside the cabin or were washed away due to the force of the sea waves. Those who survived say that two among them were sleeping inside the cabin when tragedy struck.

The three missing people are chief officer Ashfaq Ali Khalpe, seaman driver Mainuddin Haqa S K, and diver Pawan Chand Katoch.

Before undertaking the operation, the tug will be secured with iron ropes so that it does not shift from the current position. After that the tug will be either lifted or an attempt to turn it into erect position will be undertaken, it is learnt, and M/s Underwater Services Company Ltd has already given the work on contract to Yojak company.









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  • AMIT KATOCH, Kangra

    Wed, May 19 2021

    Dear Daiji world, Kindly help still the underwater services company limited not giving any update of the missing crew including my brother. Please help.

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  • Shedygury ??????, Shedygury Mangalore

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Abdul Dubai,you are right.

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Condolences to the near and dear of the deceased..... Hope remaining three people survive.... Contractor or Sub-contractor, whoever it is, hope they adequately compensate the family members of the deceased, though money can not a substitute for the loss of lives.....

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  • Amit Katoch, Dharmashala

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Please give me the current status Sh. PAWAN CHAND KATOCH Iis my elder cousion brother.

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  • khanhee@gmail.com, Mumbai

    Wed, May 26 2021

    Hello Mr. Katoch , Our beloved uncle lost his life in this tragic incident. If you are still not getting details i will request you to get in touch with my cousin who lost his father and who may help you to connect to the concerned team. Please accept my sincere prayers and may god give you and your family patience in these difficult times.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Tug was under contract from MRPL ...

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Tue, May 18 2021

    As per law subcontractor is responsible for equipment and labour safety. Now there is one more subcontractor so legally this is a complete mess if anyone tries to sue for compensation.

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  • Abdul, Dubai

    Tue, May 18 2021

    According to me, people who don't know abcd of this subject, should not comment. Its all technical.

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