SAR Operations for Missing Crew of Mexican STS Cuauhtemoc
In an unfortunate event, a lady cadet fell overboard from Mexican Sail Training Ship (STS) Cuauhtemoc on 11 June 2017 about 560nm (1000 kms) West of Goa. Despite adverse weather conditions, a total of four P8I aircraft sorties were undertaken from 11 – 13 June 2017 for SAR. IN ships Teg and Mysore (with one Chetak and one SK 42B helicopters) were also deployed to undertake SAR operations. Sadly, the lady Cadet could not be located and the search was called off by the Mexican authorities on 16 June 2017. The Mexican Embassy conveyed its deep gratitude for the prompt and significant search effort mounted by the IN.
Mexican STS Cuauhtemoc