A fire broke out on merchant ship Daniela off the coast of Colombo last night, after which the Indian Navy sent two ships to help the vessel.Navyships INS Gharial and INS Darshak were sent early this morning. A CoastGuard ship, Shoor, was also sent to help in fire-fighting operations.
Indian Coast Guard and Navy carrying out fire-fighting operations on MV Daniela
The MV Daniela, a cargo ship, was traced at 11 nautical miles off the Sri Lankan coast. The cause of the blaze is not yet known."Itis reported that fire broke out on the merchant ship as she is in urgent need of assistance. Presently MV Daniela is 11 nautical miles duewest of Colombo," Navy spokesperson Captain DK Sharma tweeted.