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Six rescued, one missing in tug boat capsize off Mumbai coast

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PTI Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Mar 18, 2019, 03.31 PM (IST)

One person is missing and six others rescued after a tug boat capsized Monday morning in the Arabian Sea off the Worli coast in Mumbai, police said.

The tug boat "Revati" was carrying seven persons and a Coast Guard helicopter and an inshore patrol vessel, and personnel from the Mumbai police's coastal unit were deployed for the rescue effort, he informed.

Revati was on its way to Tarapur from Mumbai with a crew of seven when it capsized in the morning, a Coast Guard spokesperson said.

A distress call was received from the vessel after which Coast Guard Ship Amartya, a fast patrol vessel on surveillance duty, was diverted for the search and rescue operation, he said.

ICGS Amartya reached the spot and rescued six occupants from the sinking tug, he said.

The search and rescue operation for the seventh occupant of the boat is still underway and two ships and a Chetak helicopter have been deployed, he added.

Apart from a surface search by the two ships, two helicopter sorties have been launched as part of a coordinated sea-air search and rescue operation for the seventh person, he said.

The rescued tug occupants have been given medical aid and their condition is stable, he said. 

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The tug boat 'Revati' was carrying seven persons and a Coast Guard helicopter and an inshore patrol vessel, and personnel from the Mumbai police's coastal unit were deployed for the rescue effort, he informed.