Fire Accident in Vizag Naval Dockyard

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  1. happy

    happy Senior Member Senior Member

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    Flash news of a major fire raging in Varna Naval Dockyard, Vishakapatnam. Mine sweeper INS Konkan reportedly on flames. Possible cause of fire is short circuit.
     
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    There is too much happening in ENC from death of scientists to fires on ships starting from jalashwa to this ship. seems IN need to do some real thorough investigation as this is falling into a pattern. Is this a way to derail our nuke Sub n AC project?
     
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    is our enemy attacking us even without sending single soldier across the border or netas doing for money sorry blooded money
     
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    INS Konkan catches fire

    VISAKHAPATNAM: INS Konkan - a mine sweeper under the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) - caught fire at the Naval Dockyard here on Wednesday.

    The Pondicherry class M-72 ship was undergoing repairs at the time of the fire. No casualties have been reported. The cabin of the vessel is learnt to have been totally gutted.

    Along with Navy fire tenders four other local fire engines rushed to the spot to help douse the fire which took over an hour to put out, sources said.

    Some sources said that the fire broke out in the engine room due to a short circuit while others said it was sparked off by welding works that were going on at the site.

    According to an official version of the ENC, the fire occurred at around 5 pm and there was no major loss to life and property with the fire being doused in an hour.

    Initially there were rumors that a major blast in the Naval dockyard but Navy officials dismissed these saying that it was just a fire that had broken out at INS Konkan when welding and other repair procedures were being carried out on the ship that was at the dock for refit.

    INS Konkan catches fire - The Times of India
     
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    What's wrong with Vizag naval facilities.... the last one of INS Sindhurakshak has hardly been forgotten.... and now this. There must be some serious safety lapse, or is it security lapse.... hope something is done soon.
     
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    i posted a similar thread on mysterious killings of nuclear scientists in India..

    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/...-s-nuclear-scientists-dying-mysteriously.html
     
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    Conspiracy theories apart, there is a general tendency amongst many organization, when things g smoothly for a while, people take things for granted. I suspect lack of diligence in maintenance of hardware (in INS Konkan) or lackadaisical handling of armaments (for INS Sindhurakshak), not some James Bond style spy theory.
     
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    yes, maybe this accident was simply due to to the negligence shown in the proper maintenance of the equipments, but conspiracies can't also be ruled out........
     
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    the way numerous ship were packed in mumbai shipyard ,there is no need for conspiracy theories for such incidents. we need decongest our shipyard and implement the 5S formula
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    The loss of a 25yr old minesweeper is of little consequence. The safety of Indian shipyards is the serious problem.

    No, this was not sabotage or a better target would have been selected.
     
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    The IN seriously needs to improve its firefighting capabilities whether it is at dockyards, surface vessels or submarines.
     

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