Air Force and Navy in search of missing Liga Skromane

Two weeks after Latvian national Liga Skromane went missing from Kovalam, the State Government has sought the help of Navy and Air Force for underwater search in the area.

As per State Govt’s request, Air Force transport aircraft AN-32 from Sulur Airforce Station reached Kochi and transported naval assets from Kochi Naval Command to Trivandrum on 1st April afternoon. Thereafter the naval assets weighing around 1000 kg in two trucks were transported from Air Force Technical Area, Shangumugam  to Kovalam.

Southern Naval command mobilised Gemini inflatable boats, under-water sonar and 6 deep sea divers for the search around Kovalam area.  The divers have started the search operation with sonar near grove beach and light house area.  Yesterday the search was carried out in the area of Grove and Samudra beach. Today they covered Sea Rock and Light house beach area.  The search will continue tomorrow in the area of Light house and Masjid.

The Divers are using their divator sets for search alongwith manual search and search using equipments like sonar.  In addition, during low water they are searching under rocks also, but not found yet any suspicious object. The search will end by tomorrow afternoon.