Search operations continue for missing Dornier aircraft

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on June 11, 2015

Intense and sustained efforts to search and locate the missing Indian Coast Guard Dornier CG791 aircraft are continuing round-the-clock by Coast Guard and Indian Navy ships in area of probability for the last 96 hours.

Twelve Coast Guard and Naval ships along with patrol boats of the Coastal security group are continuing the search.

The ships participating in the operations are ICG Sarang, Vigraha , Ameya, Abheek, Raj Tarang, C-415, IC-119, IC- 120, INS Khukri, Chetlat, Coradivh, Carnicobar.

In addition, Naval Submarine INS Sindhudhwaj and survey ship INS Sandhayak equipped with sonar will be joining the search operation for assisting in the underwater search, says a release from the Defence.

More than 60 hours of air search has been undertaken by Coast Guard Dornier and Indian Navy long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft P8i. The search area is also being re-appreciated after analyzing the reports received from the search units.

Aerial search by Coastal security group of Tamil Nadu police using their paramotors will also be undertaken along the marshy and mangrove area not accessible by sea today.

Water sample from the area of oil patches reported by ICG Dornier has been sent for analysis. The search operation continues, says the release.

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Published on June 11, 2015
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