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Indian Navy on Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations for crew of Mexican Navy Ship Cuauhtemoc;The cadet yet to be sighted

Indian Navy has launched a “Search and Rescue” operation to look for a lady cadet who has reportedly fallen overboard from Mexican Sail Training Ship (STS) Cuauhtemoc, at 1400 hrs on 11 Jun 17 in position about 560 Nm west of Goa. It has been reported that the lady cadet was not donning life saving gear when she fell overboard. The two days of search and rescue operations have not yielded result as the cadet is yet to be traced.

Promptly responding to the alert, Boeing P8I aircraft sorties were undertaken on June 11 and 12. IN Ship TEG which was enroute to Mumbai from Port Louis, Mauritius has been diverted and is likely to arrive in the area at 1800 hrs on June 12 . Additionally, IN Ship Mysore (with two integral helicopters) has sailed from Mumbai on June 12 and is likely to arrive in the area at 2000 hrs the next day for Search and rescue operations. No success has been reported yet on sighting and recovery of the lady cadet.

The Mexican sail Ship is scheduled to visit Mumbai from June 21 to 26. The last port of call of the ship was Port Said, Egypt and the next port of call is Singapore.

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