Chennai, July 14 (ANI): The Indian Coast Guard has called off the 35-day long search operation to locate the wreckage of Dornier aircraft, which went missing on June 8, yesterday.
Indian Coast Guard IG SP Sharma said today that they have directed vessel Olympic Canyon to terminate the search operation.
“The 35 days of search operation which was launched in search of missing aircraft CG 791 has concluded last night. The Olympic Canyon which had made a major breakthrough after the sporadic signals received by the submarine in the most probable area of search which was mounted on the night of June 8-9 led to the recovery of the majority of parts of Dornier aircraft CG 791,” Sharma said at a press briefing.
“Olympic Canyon has since then, on our direction, terminated the search last night and has handed over the wreckage, recovered from the sea, to the Coast Guard, which have since then been shifted to Coast Guard Air-Station,” he added.
Indian Naval Submarine Sindhudhavaj, whilst on task for locating the missing aircraft, had picked up a barrage of transmissions in a depth of 996 meters on July 6.
This information was a vital source for deployment of the Reliance vessel, M/v Olympic Canyon to localize the search.
Consequently, the unrelenting and uninterrupted search finally yielded positive results.
The Dornier aircraft went missing on June 8 after a routine maritime surveillance sortie along the Tamil Nadu coast. (ANI)