Shri P Radhakrishnan, Minister of State for Shipping
visited Cochin Shipyard, today, to take stock of the situation on board “Sagar
Bhushan”, the ONGC Rig where an unfortunate fire incident had claimed 5 lives
yesterday. He appreciated the efforts taken by the CSL management in reaching
out to the families of the deceased and for promptly announcing the ex gratia
compensation to their kith and kin. He also enquired about the condition of
other affected people undergoing treatment and promised full support from the
Ministry of Shipping in the company’s endeavours to help them and their
families, says a release.
During the interaction with the unions and
associations, the Minister and the CMD of CSL promised all support to the
affected families. The employees also appreciated the management for a positive
and prompt response in the aftermath of the accident. The supervisory
association expressed their appreciation about the remarkable and quick rescue
operation and the presence of all senior executives on the spot without delay.
The Minister instructed CSL to conduct a thorough
investigation and find out the root cause of the accident and report the
details to Ministry of Shipping.