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INS Visakhapatnam on fire - 1 dead

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Fire breaks out at under-construction Navy warship, one dead
The fire was reported to be confined on the second and third decks of the ship and firefighting operations were underway.
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Jun 21, 2019


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MUMBAI: A major fire broke out at an under-construction warship of the Navy at Mazgaon Dockyard here Friday evening in which one person was killed, an official said.

"Under-construction warship 'Visakhapatnam' caught fire at 5.44 pm. The blaze erupted on the second deck of the ship," chief of the city fire brigade P S Rahangdale had said earlier.

"Fire is confined to second and third deck of the warship. Fire-fighting operation is underway along with Dockyard fire-fighters. Smoke has spread in the warship," Rahangdale said.

A defence official said one person, who was trapped inside, was dead.

"Bajendra Kumar (23) was brought dead to the hospital," the Chief Medical officer of state-run JJ hospital said.


 

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Blaze Engulfs Indian Navy Stealth Ship at Mumbai Dockyard
21.06.2019
Firefighters tried to put out the flames for three hours, and it is now feared the blaze caused crippling damage to the stealth destroyer.


New Delhi (Sputnik): An employee of the state-owned Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) company was trapped in a massive fire that broke out on an under-construction guided-missile destroyer at its Mumbai facility on Friday evening.

t is reported that the second and third decks of the Vishakhapatnam-class destroyer were damaged in the fire.
मुंबई: आयएनएस विशाखापट्टणम युद्धनौकेवर आग; एक ठारमुंबई: INS विशाखापट्टणमवर आग; १ ठार-Maharashtra Times < बातमी#insVisakhapatnam #mazgaondock #Mumbai #Fire pic.twitter.com/e75wVpwv6Q
— Maharashtra Times (@mataonline) June 21, 2019
An official said in the evening that the fire-fighting effort lasted over three hours.
It is feared that extensive damage has been inflicted to the under construction warship, which was launched in 2015.
BREAKING: Fire on board INS Visakhapatnam destroyer at Mazagon Docks Ltd (MDL) Mumbai. The ship is near complete. The P15B destroyer was launched back in 2015. Details awaited. pic.twitter.com/KvgJQLE2Cj
— Livefist (@livefist) June 21, 2019
With a displacement of 7,300 tonnes, the destroyer will span 163 metres in length and 17.4 meters at the beam, and will be propelled by four gas turbines to achieve speeds in excess of 30 knots. The P15B destroyers incorporate new design concepts for improved survivability, sea keeping, stealth and manoeuvrability.

The Indian Navy destroyer was being constructed under Project 15B.

 

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