The NCP on Wednesday demanded motion in opposition to those that didn’t act swiftly to evacuate personnel from a barge that went adrift in cyclone Tauktae fury earlier than sinking within the Arabian sea off Mumbai’s coast, resulting in the loss of life of at the least 26 males.
Maharashtra Minister and NCP nationwide spokesperson Nawab Malik stated the Petroleum and Pure Gasoline Ministry, too, should be held answerable for the tragic episode.
No less than 26 personnel on board lodging barge P305, that sank within the Arabian Sea, are lifeless, whereas 49 others are nonetheless lacking, an official stated.
The lodging barge P305, which was servicing ONGC offshore operations, sank on Monday night, the official stated, including 186 of the 261 personnel on board have been rescued to this point.
In a sequence of tweets, Minority Affairs Minister Malik stated everybody was made conscious of the cyclone and warnings have been issued for all to take crucial precautions.
Native authorities companies had made preparations for the individuals on coastal areas to maneuver to safer locations and fishermen have been requested to not enterprise into the ocean, Malik stated on the micro-blogging website, tagging Petroleum and Pure Gasoline Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
Then why did the #ONGC not pay heed to all of the warnings and comply with security protocols? They need to have evacuated all their employees from the barges and introduced them to shore earlier than the onset of the Cyclone, Mr Malik stated.
The Maharashtra minister stated as a result of ONGCs failure, lives of harmless employees have been put in peril.
He stated, 60 individuals are nonetheless lacking and lots of have misplaced their lives resulting from this negligence. The Indian Navy and Coast Guard are attempting their greatest on this rescue operation.” Mr Malik sought motion within the matter.
Motion should be taken in opposition to those that are in-charge and didn’t take the choice of evacuation on the proper time.
They should be held accountable and punished. Central Ministry of Petroleum & Pure Gasoline should even be answerable, Mr Malik tweeted.
Three barges and an oil rig with 695 personnel on board went adrift on Monday.
These included barge P305 with 261 individuals, cargo barge GAL Constructor with 137 personnel on board, lodging barge SS-3 with 196 personnel on board and the Sagar Bhushan oil rig with 101 personnel on board.
All of the 137 personnel on barge GAL Constructor have been rescued on Tuesday by the Navy and Coast Guard. The 196 personnel on barge SS-3 and 101 personnel on board oil rig Sagar Bhushan are protected, the official stated.