DCyclone Vardah, which ripped through Chennai on Monday, wrought massive damage to the east coast Indian city, killing 18 and wrecking 13 newbuild OSVs under construction at Larson & Toubro’s yard.
Splash has received exclusive images of the naval carnage brought by the cyclone, carried below, which also felled more than 12,000 trees and knocked out most of the city’s electricity.
The newbuilds damaged, comprise a mix of AHTSs and PSVs, all ordered by Halul Offshore from the UAE.
Undersea internet cables were also knocked out as winds measuring 192 kph battered the city.
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