India’s Navy Searches for Dozens Missing After Cyclone Kills 26 on Barge

The Indian navy has recovered 26 bodies off Mumbai and rescue teams are seeking for at minimum 50 people today soon after a barge with hundreds of oil staff on board sank throughout a cyclone.

Rescuers claimed the vessel was carrying 261 people today who labored for India’s Oil and Organic Gas Corp. The staff were being deployed for offshore drilling when Cyclone Tauktae hit and the barge’s anchors gave way amid winds of about a hundred miles an hour.

At minimum ninety people today have died in India from the cyclone, which swept in from the Arabian Sea on Monday. Protection Ministry officials claimed rescue teams on navy ships, helicopters and surveillance plane were being seeking for the lacking staff.

In a next operation, a navy helicopter rescued 35 staff from an additional ONGC-operated barge in the similar region.

“We’re still wanting out for people today in the region. We should really be optimistic. Right now the situations have improved. Ideally, the worst is driving us,” Captain Sachin Sequeira, of the INS Kochi navy destroyer, which is collaborating in the rescue, explained to regional information media.