Fire on board INS Matanga at the Naval dockyard in Mumbai

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  1. Soumya1989

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    Mumbai: Another fire has been reported on board an Indian Navy vessel from the naval dockyard in Mumbai.

    INS Matanga reportedly caught fire while it was undergoing a refit at the Naval dockyard. No casualties have been reported so far.

    The incident comes just a month after two officers lost their lives and seven were seriously injured in a mishap involving the Russian-origin Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhuratna.

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    INS Matanga reportedly caught fire while it was undergoing a refit at the Naval dockyard. No casualties have been reported so far.
    More details are awaited.

    Fire on board INS Matanga at the Naval dockyard in Mumbai
     
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    Fire breaks out on navy tugboat INS Matanga; no casualties reported


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    No casualties have been reported yet in the fire. This is the 14th mishap involving a naval vessel in the last eight months.

    The fire broke out when naval dockyard workers were carrying out hot work (welding) on the tug.

    The tug, which helps tow big vessels, was parked in dry dock area and fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the fire, according to television reports.

    The 68-metre INS Matanga is an ocean-going tug, with a displacement of 1,334 tonnes and has a top speed of 27 kmph.

    Most of the recent naval accidents, including the sinking of INS Sindhurakshak last August in which 18 personnel were killed, have taken place under the Western Naval Command.

    On February 26, Admiral DK Joshi resigned as navy chief, hours after two officers were killed in an accident on India's Russia-built submarine INS Sindhuratna.

    The INS Matanga mishap comes weeks after HT reported a vital part that helps a vessel sail smoothly had gone missing from the navy's Russia-built stealth frigate INS Trishul.

    One of the two stabilisers on the warship was found to be missing during a recent inspection in dry dock in Mumbai. Stabilisers help warships sail in rough conditions when the waves are high or the wind is strong.

    The Trishul's sister ship, INS Talwar, had infamously slammed into a trawler off the Ratnagiri coast on December 23, 2013, sinking the boat and tossing 27 fishermen into the sea. Also, the Trishul had collided with a merchant vessel in Mumbai waters in December 2005.

    The accidents have taken operational warships out of active duty and knocked some high-flying officers out of the race for top ranks.

    At least five warship captains have been stripped of their command over the last 18 months for lack of adequate supervision and not complying with naval procedure.

    The navy has been functioning without a chief since Joshi's resignation

    Fire breaks out on navy tugboat INS Matanga; no casualties reported - Hindustan Times
     
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    Fire onboard INS Matanga: Navy says all OK

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    (Navy release | Unedited)

    At about 3:00 PM (1500 hrs) on 06 April 2014, there was a minor incident of smoldering and smoke observed on board Indian Naval Ship Matanga (an ocean going tug) which is undergoing repairs at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. The private firm working on board was carrying out steel welding in the Sewage Treatment Plant compartment when insulating material in the adjacent compartment started smoldering and emitting thick smoke. It was promptly detected by the duty personnel on site and the situation was brought under control by the ships staff with assistance from Naval Dockyard fire station.
    It is confirmed that there is no injury to any personnel on board nor any material damage.
    An inquiry has been ordered into the incident.
     
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    Thankfully no one is dead, but the Admiralty and MOD must lose their heads for this.
     
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    MOD will be out of office by 16-MAy!!!
     

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