This Article is From Feb 26, 2014

Indian Navy's 10 mishaps in last seven months

Indian Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna (file pic)

New Delhi: Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi has resigned after an accident onboard submarine INS Sindhuratna off Mumbai coast early on Wednesday. This was the 10th mishap involving an Indian Navy warship in the last seven months.

Following are the 10 recent mishaps involving Indian Nay warships:

  1. 18 sailors die after explosion, fire on submarine INS Sindhurakshak (August 14, 2013): A huge explosion and fire destroyed India's most advanced diesel-electric submarine, the INS Sindhurakshak, which was docked at a high-security military dockyard in Mumbai. 18 sailors died were killed. The vessel tilted and sunk nose down.

  2. Fire reported in India's only aircraft carrier INS Viraat (September, 2013): A minor fire broke out on India's only aircraft carrier INS Viraat off the coast of Mumbai. The INS Viraat is country's only aircraft carrier and is over 50 years old and has undergone several refurbishments to continue in service.

  3. Fire breaks out on INS Konkan, no casualties (December 4, 2013): A fire broke out on INS Konkan at the dry dock at Visakhapatnam, causing major damage to its interiors.

  4. Fishing trawler collides with INS Talwar, sinks (December 23, 2013): A unlit fishing trawler sank after it collided with the Navy's INS Talwar at night near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. Four people, who were on board the trawler, suffered injuries.

  5. Hole found in pillar compartment of INS Vipul (January 2014): After a hole was found in the pillar compartment of missile vessel INS Vipul, it was sent back for repairs. INS Vipul is a member of the elite 22nd Killer Missile Vessel Squadron of the navy.

  6. Close shave for INS Sindhughosh; enters Mumbai harbour in low tide phase (January 17, 2014): The INS Sindhughosh, a Kilo Class submarine, had a close shave after it entered the Mumbai harbour in a low tide phase.

  7. INS Betwa runs aground, suffers damage (January 22, 2014): Brahmaputra-class guided missile frigate INS Betwa had an underground collision with some unidentified object while on its way to the Mumbai naval base, leading to massive damage to the vessel.

  8. INS Tarkash's hull damaged after collision with jetty (January, 2014): The Talwar-class frigate collided with a jetty while it was berthing at the naval base in Mumbai.

  9. INS Airavat runs aground, propellers damaged (February 3, 2014): Amphibious warfare vessel INS Airavat ran aground while returning to its home base at Visakhapatnam, causing slight damage to its propellers. Following the incident, its commanding officer was stripped of his command duties.

  10. Seven sailors hurt, two missing after accident on INS Sindhuratna (February 26, 2014): Seven sailors were injured and two officers are missing after an accident on board Indian Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna off the Mumbai coast. The INS Sindhuratna was being sea tested after a refit, about 40 to 50 km off the Mumbai coast when the smoke was detected. The senior-most submarine officer of the Western Naval Command was on board. The Russian-origin Kilo Class submarine was carrying no weapons or ammunition. Since it was still in testing mode, it had not been placed under operational command yet.