Bhubaneswar, Oct 25: A government research vessel named 'Samudra Kaustubh,' carrying a crew of 25 individuals, found itself stranded the Bay of Bengal, as its engine encountered technical issues amid the turbulent conditions caused by cyclone "Hamoon."
The directionless vessel was floating in the middle of the sea due to the engine failure. After the incident came to fore, the Indian Coast Guard swung into action and started a rescue operation.
For the rescue operation, the Indian Coast Guard deployed the INS 'Amogha.'
Presently, the Indian Coast Guard is in the process of towing the 'Samudra Kaustubh' towards the safety of the shoreline, with an expected arrival at Paradip port by Wednesday evening, according to reports.