Fire Onboard Naval Warship INS Savitri; No Casualties

Published: 21st July 2014 07:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2014 07:43 PM   |  A+A-


VISAKHAPATNAM: A "minor" fire broke out in one of the living compartments of warship 'INS Savitri' in the Naval dockyard here. There were no reports of casualties.

It was the 16th reported mishap involving naval personnel and assets after the sinking of the Russian-origin submarine INS Sindhurakshak in August last year in which all the 18 personnel on board were killed.

The "minor" fire, suspected to have been caused by an  electrical short circuit, was reported on Saturday and it was brought under control by the duty staff on the ship, a statement from Navy said here on Sunday.

There were no casualties in the incident and only minor damage was caused to fittings and personal belongings of sailors on board was reported, it said.

There is no impact of the incident on the combat  worthiness of the ship, an offshore patrol vessel, it added.

A spate of mishaps involving Naval warships have been reported in the last one year.

Recently, INS Kuthar, a Khukri class corvette, suffered damage while entering the harbour of a naval base in the Andamans and is undergoing repairs there.

The other major mishaps include last year's sinking of INS Sindhurakshak on 14 August, fire on board aircraft carrier INS Virat on 22 September, fire on board INS Konkan on 4 December and accident of INS Talwar with a fishing trawler.

The spate of accidents in the navy resulted in the resignation of former Navy Chief Admiral D.K. Joshi, who took moral responsibility of the accidents and sought voluntary retirement from the maritime force on February 26.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp