Ship collision: Fire brought under control

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 31, 2011 Published on January 31, 2011

The fire that broke out on the warship Vindhyagiri after it collided with a merchant ship on Sunday, has been brought under control, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said today.

In statement issued here on Monday, the spokesperson said several fire tenders were pressed into service to contain the fire, which continued till 1.30 p.m. Tugs from the Naval Dockyard and the Mumbai Port Trust were also deployed for fire fighting.

The ship is presently listing to port and has touched bottom. There is no oil spill inside the harbour, however, Coast Guard is on standby, the statement said.

There is no disruption to the shipping traffic in the channel. Some damage to the ship was reported, but all personnel on board were safe and there were no causalities or injuries, the statement said.

The warship Vindhyagiri and the merchant ship m.v. Nodlake collided on Sunday evening off the Mumbai coast while they were transiting through the Mumbai port channel, the statement said.

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Published on January 31, 2011
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