A tug was found stranded off the coast of Puducherry, India. The tug was en route to Chennai from Karaikal with 12 crew when it suffered a mechanical breakdown with its main engine. The vessel went adrift and the crew dropped anchor off the coast. Authorities have arrived on the scene and are monitoring the situation. Reports state the tug was typically employed in assisting vessels entering Chennai harbor and will proceed to there after its engine is repaired. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.