Navy aircraft in Philippines to search for missing Indians

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New Delhi | Published: October 16, 2017 11:15:40 AM

The Indian Navy has sent a maritime reconnaissance aircraft to the Philippines to join search operation for 10 Indians on-board a cargo ship that sank in the Pacific off Japan on Friday.

indian navy, Philippines navy search, Philippines missing indians, maritime reconnaissance aircraft, search operation philippines, Vilamor air base, Manila air base, The P 8I long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft landed at the Vilamor air base in Manila and will shortly start the search operation, a senior official of the Navy said. (Source: IE)

The Indian Navy has sent a maritime reconnaissance aircraft to the Philippines to join search operation for 10 Indians on-board a cargo ship that sank in the Pacific off Japan on Friday. The P 8I long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft landed at the Vilamor air base in Manila and will shortly start the search operation, a senior official of the Navy said. On Friday, the 33,205-tonne cargo ship Emerald Star sank off Okinawa. Sixteen Indians have been already rescued, while a search was still on for 10 other missing Indians. Indian missions in Japan, the Philippines and China were coordinating the search operation. “One took off at 11:45 PM yesterday for Manila to search for missing sailors of MV Emerald Star,” the Navy official said.

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