Indian Navy Anchors Burning Merchant Vessel SSL Kolkata at the Ganges Delta

In a daring and  complex operation, a  Seaking 42 C helicopter from the   Eastern Naval Command  winched down  one MARCO officer on the ill-fated  merchant vessel SSL KOLKATA which had been on fire since the last two days and abandoned by the 22 crew members on 14 June 18 off the Sagar Island at the mouth of the Ganges Delta. The Marine Commando Officer  ascertained the conditions in the forward part of the ship and later called in the helicopter to lower onbord three crew members of the ship.   The…

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