Ignored cyclone warnings and punctured life rafts led to the deaths of 49 people off the west coast. ONGC, India’s top energy company and a Maharatna, looks guilty of safety callousness. It also exposes the incompetence of the national shipping regulator. Swift investigation is needed and liability must be criminal.
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