An ONGC helicopter with nine people on board made an emergency landing near an oil rig in the Arabian Sea on Tuesday.
An Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) helicopter with nine people on board made an emergency landing near an oil rig in the Arabian Sea on Tuesday. All people have been rescued, ONGC said.
The helicopter mishap occurred around 11:50 am, about 60 nautical miles west of Mumbai, near ONGC’s Sagar Kiran offshore rig.
A total of nine people, including seven passengers and two pilots, were on board the chopper.
An offshore supply vessel named Malviya 16 was diverted to assist in rescue operations.
A Coast Guard aircraft has dropped a life raft near the location and another ship is also on its way to aid the rescue ops.
“Four survivors picked by OSV Malviya 16, one by boat of Sagar Kiran oil rig & two each by Indian Navy ALH and Seeking helicopters.
Four critical survivors are being evacuated to Juhu by Navy helicopters for management at ONGC hospital,” PRO Defense Mumbai said.
Q- What is ONGC?
The expanded form of ONGC is Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, it is an Indian Oil and gas explorer and producer.
The parent organization is the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Government of India.
ONGC headquarter is in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. Its operations are looked after by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
The Government of India in November 2010 granted Maharatna status to ONGC.
ONGC is the largest government-owned oil and gas exploration and production corporation in the country and produces around 70% of India’s crude oil (it is equal to around 57% of the country’s all-over total demand) and around 84% of its natural gas.
Headquarters – Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Founded – 14 August 1956
Revenue – 5.39 lakh crores INR (US$71 billion, 2022)
Total Assets – 5.85 lakh crores INR (US$77 billion, 2022)
Parent Organization – Government of India, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
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Candidates who have scored 60% marks in this field in their Post grafts can apply, and also the diploma of a minimum of 2 years with 60% marks are also eligible for this.