Three people have been injured in an accident onboard INS Ganga destroyer of the Indian Navy earlier today, reports the Hindustan Times.
The Godavari-class guided-missile frigate was undergoing routine maintenance and refit at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai when a fire broke out during welding activities.
This is another in a series of incidents in the Indian Navy, after an Indian naval officer was killed, and another injured at Mumbai-based Mazagon Docks Ltd two months ago.
On February 26th, the Navy’s chief, Admiral DK Joshi, resigned after the accident on INS Sindhuratna, when two officers lost their lives and seven sailors were taken ill.
INS Ganga is a 126-meter ship which was commissioned into the fleet on 30 December 1985. The Godavari class was the first significant indigenous warship design and development initiative of the Indian Navy. Design of this class is a modification of the Nilgiri class frigate.
Naval Today Staff, May 9, 2014; Image: Wikimedia