A ship carrying around 46 people onboard caught fire off the Mangaluru coast in Karnataka on Friday. The fire was doused by two ships of the Indian Coast Guard and no casualties have been reported.
The ship, named Sagar Sampada, is a research vessel of the Shipping Corporation of India and was carrying around 30 crew members and 16 scientists when it caught fire late on Friday night. The vessel caught fire when it was located around 30 nautical miles from the Mangaluru coast.
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