Bravery During The Vizag Naval mishap : Officer Gave Away Life Vest To A Scientist

because…civilians first


Lt Commander. Shishir Kumar Yadavannavar(32) a resident of RC Nagar Belagavi/Belgaum went missing and was on board the sunken TRV(Thursday) and who is still missing, had offered his life vest to an NSTL scientist as part of his duty as a defence personnel: Civilians First.

The Torpedo Recovery Vessel, which sank 35 nautical miles off the Vizag coast, was carrying scientists and technical officers of the Naval Science and Technological Laboratory, who went along with the two naval ships for testing torpedoes, developed by the premier defence laboratory.

Of the 24 rescued, most of them belong to NSTL and the remaining are crew members of the TRV. Dead sailor James Jacob and three others, who went missing, are also part of the crew of the TRV.

He truly lived up to his duty. This was revealed by one of the NSTL staff who were rescued. Shishir saw that NSTL staff were rescued first. Shishir is a brave man. We wish and hope he comes back,” a colleague of Shishir said.

Image courtesy: Deccan Chronicle