August 10, 2022

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ONGC Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing In Arabian Sea..

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An ONGC helicopter was reportedly forced to land, as it was attempting to land at a rig, about 50 nautical miles from the Mumbai coast.

The chopper ‘fell into the sea,’ 1.5 kms from the designated landing zone. an official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

An emergency landing was made using the floaters that are attached to such helicopters.

‘In a swiftly coordinated maritime life saving operation in Arabian Sea, prudent coordination amidst stakeholders resulted in accounting of all 9 pax of the ill fated @ONGC_Pawan Hans. Alert eyes and prompt response at the western seaboard’s concerted efforts resulted in SAR ops (sic),’ the Indian Coast Guard said in a tweet.

The Arabian Sea has several ONGC rigs and installations used to produce oil and gas from reservoirs lying below the seabed.

Vessels were deployed from nearby ONGC installations for the rescue.

The incident will be examined by authorities.


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