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Tauktae: Offshore oil fields barges, but all 261 onboard safe, says ONGC

State-operate Oil and Normal Fuel Corporation (ONGC) on Monday mentioned a barge with 261 of its staff deployed for offshore drilling in Bombay Large in the Arabian Sea obtained de-anchored and started drifting since of the cyclonic storm Tauktae.

Having said that, all the 261 men and women on board barge P305 are accounted for at 1300 hrs and barge has also been “steadied”, an official spokesperson told PTI.

“In advance of the cyclone, the barge was anchored at a secure distance but with the affect of the cyclone, it obtained de-anchored and drifted. Having said that, it has been steadied once more and is introduced beneath manage,” the spokesperson mentioned.

As the cyclone is nevertheless active and yet to make a landfall, the predicament is currently being continually monitored.

The spokesperson also mentioned that the Navy has pressed the warship INS Kochi and other belongings into provider to meet

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