ONGC's Offshore Platform BHN Suffers Accident

ONGC's Offshore Platform BHN suffered a major accident on Wednesday afternoon, July 27th. A multi-purpose support vessel of ONGC under SCI operation was reported on fire. Personnel have abandoned chartered rig Noble Charlie Yester which was deployed in the vicinity.

Search and Rescue operations are being carried out by deploying support and supply vessels as well as with helicopters and Coast Guard aircraft. All helicopters at Juhu helibase are grounded due to flooding. The Indian Navy has been alerted for assistance. Actions have been taken to mobilize medical assistance/evacuation as soon as possible.

The cause of accident has not been established at this time.

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