Fire aboard Indian Navy Ship

Fire aboard Indian Navy Ship

Indian Navy warship INS Konkan caught fire during repair in Vizag on Wednesday, as informed by the Indian Express.

INS Konkan, a Pondicherry class minesweeper acquired from Russia, was undergoing a refit at naval base Vizag when the accident occurred.

As sources reported, the fire broke out in the engine room of the ship and 
several people had to be evacuated.

This is yet another fire accident in the Indian Navy during this year.

As we reported earlier, Indian submarine INS Sindurakshak sank in August after an explosion and subsequent fire, killing18 mariners onboard.

The Pondicherry class is a class of minesweepers built for the Indian Navy by the Soviet Union.

It is a modified version of the Natya class minesweeper.

As minesweepers, they are large and heavily armed. They can serve a dual purpose as an anti-submarine warfare escort. Their hulls are constructed of U3 low magnetic signature steel.

Naval Today Staff, December 05, 2013; Image: Flickr

 

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Posted on December 5, 2013

Events>

<< Mar 2015 >>
MTWTFSS
23 24 25 26 27 28 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

IMDEX ASIA

The conference theme for the upcoming INEC@IMDEX Asia 2015 is ‘Adapt and Transform – Flexible Capability in an Uncertain Environment’…

read more >

Sea-Air-Space 2015

Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission of…

read more >

Ocean Business 2015

Ocean Business is an international ocean technology exhibition and training forum expecting to attract more than 4000 visitors from over 60…

read more >

5th Annual OPVs and Corvettes Asia Pacific

This year, we have re-named this 5th annual event to reflect the alignment of the program with the procurement trends in APAC…

read more >