Navy ships INS Gharial and INS Darshak were sent early this morning. A Coast Guard ship, Shoor, was also sent to help in fire-fighting operations.
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.
.@SpokespersonMoD It is reported that fire broke out on Merchant ship & she is in urgent need of assistance. Presently MV Daniela is 11 NM due West of Colombo- SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) April 4, 2017