Indian Navy warship runs aground off Vishakhapatnam coast

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    Indian Navy warship runs aground off Vishakhapatnam coast; ninth mishap in seven months

    New Delhi: In the ninth mishap involving Indian Navy's warships in the last seven months, an amphibious vessel was damaged when it ran aground off the coast of Vishakhapatnam.

    An inquiry has been ordered by the Navy to ascertain the reasons for the mishap last week, sources in the Navy said today.

    The incident was the eighth involving a Naval warship since the sinking of the submarine INS Sindhurakshak in Mumbai harbour in August last year in which all 18 personnel on board were killed.

    The Magar-class Landing Ship Tanker(LST) ran aground off the coast of Vishakhapatnam and suffered damages, the sources said.

    A Navy spokesperson refused to comment on the issue. The LSTs are used by the Navy for amphibious warfare.

    Only two ships of the class were designed and built by Hindustan Shipyard Limited in partnership with Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers.

    The ships are stationed at the naval base in Vishakhapatnam.

    They can operate two medium-lift helicopters, which are primarily meant for "inserting" a small team of Special Forces (marine commandos).

    There have been several incidents in the recent past amid claims by Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi that the force's record in terms of safety was "not that bad" when compared to other navies in the world.

    After the sinking of the INS Sindhurakshak, one of the mishaps involved INS Betwa which was damaged after probably hitting some underwater object.

    The INS Sindhughosh, another Kilo Class submarine, had a close shave after it entered the Mumbai harbour in a low tide phase.

    India's leading minesweeper, the INS Konkan, that was undergoing repairs in Vizag, caught fire and suffered major damage to its interiors.

    The Pondicherry-class minesweeper was getting a refit at a dry dock when the incident occurred.

    Indian Navy warship runs aground off Vishakhapatnam coast; ninth mishap in seven months | NDTV.com
     
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    There was another damage to a LST around 10 years back during exercises off the Andaman Islands. There also IIRC there was damage to the propeller.
     
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    navy doest need enemy navy to destroy it ,we will ruin ourselves.
     
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    Defence ministry pulls up Navy on cases of mishaps - The Times of India

    NEW DELHI: The defence ministry on Monday pulled up the Navy over the recent spate of mishaps involving warships and cases of moral turpitude surrounding some of its personnel and asked it to address such issues.

    The concerns were conveyed during a meeting a senior Navy official had with a top functionary of the ministry here, sources said.

    The force has been asked to address these issues as mishaps involving the warships could dampen the morale of the force and cases involving moral turpitude would bring bad name to it, they said.

    The development came at a time when the Navy has seen nine incidents of its warships being involved in mishaps, including one yesterday.
     
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    i put up the issue of warships being run by illtrained navy people few years back. at that time the rate of damage was 3 ships in last three years. i was pounded by fellow dfi members for standing against navy.

    but see.

    i discussed it with retd snr navy person and he was the member of ssb for navy. he too put up the case that IDIOTS are entering navy. they are patriot but may be not of the calibre that navy requires
     
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    Are charts of Indian waters updated often enough? Maybe that question should be answered before placing entire blame on IN...

    Also specs for this ship do not indicate sonar for depth sounding...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magar-class_amphibious_warfare_vessel
     
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    Yes my Chinese bro that is democracy :thumb::p
     
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    Agree, atleast IN has not descended to the extremely low standards of PLAN yet but at this rate they will soon catch up with it and get a frigate stuck on a reef.
     

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