Friday, June 26, 2015

Search For Missing Coast Guard Dornier Continues After 19 Days

Coast Guard continues with its search "Operation Talash" for the 19th day today, to locate the missing ICG Aircraft. A total of 205 hours have been flown so far by ICG and IN aircraft towards the search, in addition to the surface efforts.

The state of the art Multifunctional Support Vessel (MSV) 'Olympic Canyon' with integrated Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) carried out seabed search in the most probable area till 23 Jun 15, however no significant lead could be established. The vessel has departed area and resumed normal operations. 

Indian Naval Submarine, INS Sindhudhwaj resumed operations to locate the missing aircraft based upon the fresh inputs provided by the Naval Operations Data Analysis Centre (NODPAC) regarding seabed conditions. In addition the ICG and IN ships and aircraft continue to search for the debris/ float sum of the missing aircraft.

The families of the missing crew are being provided with regular updates about the ongoing search efforts. 

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