Indian Naval Ship Sumitra - SAR in Northern Bay of Bengal
Indian Naval Ship Sumitra operating in the Northern Bay of Bengal rescued 27 survivors, including women, children and elderly people, found adrift at sea approximately 100 nautical miles South of Chittagong. All survivors are Bangladeshi nationals washed away due to the severe cyclone Mora that made landfall on 30 May 2017 off Chittagong. Search and Rescue for more survivors is being undertaken despite the prevailing rough weather in the area. A P8I aircraft is being launched to augment search effort for locating more survivors. Of the survivors rescued thus far, one person was found without pulse or heartbeat. The medical team onboard the ship managed to revive the pulse and the efforts are in hand to stabilise the person.