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Mumbai: ONGC chopper with 9 on board makes emergency landing in sea, four dead

June 29, 2022 7:32 am

The chopper, with nine people on board, ditched in the sea 60 nautical miles away from Mumbai near Sagar Kiran rig on Tuesday morning.

As barge Gal Constructor rusts, 137 people ‘safely rescued’ yet to get compensation

May 18, 2022 4:12 am

This comes even as the process of compensating the families of 86 people who died and 272 survivors on board barge P 305 and tugboat Varaprada that sunk in the Arabian Sea during the cyclone on May 17, last year, is underway.

Low-pressure area in Arabian sea, western disturbance bring unseasonal rains in Maharashtra, Gujarat

December 01, 2021 8:30 pm

Rain in November-December is not a usual feature in Maharashtra. However, a cyclonic circulation lies over the southeast and the east central Arabian Sea.

Shivaji Memorial Contract: Firm gets one-year extension

October 18, 2021 1:14 am

The PWD had signed the contract with the L&T for Rs 2,800 crore and the three year contract period will end on October 18, 2021.

Explained: What caused heavy rain and landslides over southern Kerala?

October 19, 2021 9:02 am

Kerala rains explained: Flash floods, mudslides and landslides were reported in most districts located between central and southern Kerala on Saturday.

Telling Numbers: Arabian Sea cyclones more frequent in recent years

August 07, 2021 8:28 am

These events had significant impacts over various regions of the Indian subcontinent leading to loss of lives and property as well as adversely affecting the livelihood of the vulnerable community

Warming Arabian Sea turning hotbed for intense cyclones: Study

July 19, 2021 9:08 am

Climatologically, the North Indian Ocean region -- covering Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal -- record five cyclones a year, four of which originate in Bay of Bengal. May and November are the active months in a year.

3 weeks on, body of P-305 barge master handed over to family, 17 more bodies left

June 08, 2021 2:22 am

On May 17, the barge with 261 people on-board had drifted due to cyclone Tauktae and hit an oil rig at Bombay High, around 70km in the Arabian Sea from Mumbai shore, leading to the death of 75 people.

Aerial panchnama done of spots where barge, tugboat sank

June 05, 2021 1:48 am

A senior Mumbai Police officer said the investigating officer of the case and two survivors were on board the chopper used to conduct the survey.

Barge P305, Varaprada rescue ops: 188 crew members rescued, 66 bodies recovered

May 22, 2021 8:47 pm

Barge P305 was a vessel doing work for ONGC off the coast of Mumbai. It had broken free of its anchor shortly after midnight on May 16 due to high-speed winds and a choppy sea.


Hamirsar in Bhuj: Once there was a lake

June 09, 2015 5:07 pm

The famous Hamirsar lake in Bhuj, Kutch district has dried up completely.


Pakistan arrests 88 Indian fishermen for territorial violation

February 21, 2016 2:11 pm

Karachi, Feb 21 (ANI): Pakistan's marine forces have arrested 88 Indian fishermen and took sixteen boats into custody for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea. A police official said the fishermen, who were arrested on Friday night, have been handed over to Docks Police Station in Karachi for necessary legal action. The arrested fishermen were charged under the Foreign Act and Fisheries Act. The fishermen, who belong to Gujarat, will be produced them before a magistrate on Sunday. India and Pakistan share an extensive oceanic border with each other which is poorly defined, resulting in fishermen on both sides inadvertently crossing over to the other side while netting their catch.