Indian Navy carries out the rescue and search operations for the lacking crew members of the barge P305, off the Mumbai coast. (PTI Picture)
MUMBAI: Police have registered an FIR towards the captain of barge P-305 and another individuals after it sank within the Arabian Sea 5 days in the past throughout cyclone Tauktae, during which a minimum of 49 of its personnel have been killed, an official mentioned on Friday.
The case was registered underneath part 304 (2) (culpable murder not amounting to homicide), 338 (inflicting grievous harm to any individual by means of rash or negligent act) and 34 (widespread intention) on the Yellow Gate police station right here. Rakesh Ballav, the captain of the barge, and others have been named within the FIR, a Mumbai Police spokesperson mentioned.
The case was registered on the idea of the grievance lodged by Rahman Hussain Shaikh, the chief engineer of the barge who was among the many survivors within the incident, he mentioned.
Of the 261 personnel who have been on the barge that sank on Monday, 186 had been rescued until Thursday, officers had mentioned. Our bodies of 49 individuals have been recovered and the Navy and the Coast Guard have been finishing up a seek for the 26 personnel lacking from the barge and 11 from anchor boat Varaprada, that they had mentioned.
Three barges and an anchor dealing with boat deployed by non-public contractor Afcons for a undertaking it was doing for Oil and Pure Fuel Company (ONGC), and a drillship of a state-owned agency had misplaced anchors and drifted away.