Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Damaged Indian frigate sank

Being damaged during exit of Mumbai port, an Indian frigate sank after an onboard fire, reports ITAR-TASS referring to Egyptian news agencies. So far, none official representatives have commented the accident. 

INS Vindhyagiri collided with commercial vessel North Lake while leaving Mumbai port on Sunday. As a result, the frigate's bow was damaged; the ship was towed to a naval base. This morning a fire occurred on board the warship. All crewmembers were evacuated. Firefighters failed to bring the fire under control. 

The ship had been in service since 1981.

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