Fire guts vessel "Coastal Jaguar"; 28 crew rescued
"There was reportedly a loud explosion onboard Coastal Jaguar that was followed by thick smoke emanating from the vessel," he said.
A total of 28 out of the 29 crew onboard have been rescued and search is on for one missing crew.
According to a defence release, there was reportedly a loud explosion onboard the vessel at 11.30 AM and thick smoke emanated from it.
The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
A Coast Guard ship 'Rani Rashmoni, which was in the area, was diverted to coordinate the rescue operations and it rescued the distressed crew.