Naval ship collides with foreign vessel near Mumbai harbour

The incident occurred this evening when the family members of Navy were celebrating 'Day at Sea'.

Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: January 30, 2011 9:21 pm

An Indian naval ship INS Vindhyagiri,with family members of Navy personnel on board,today collided with a foreign merchant vessel at the Mumbai harbour,resulting in fire on the naval ship,Coast Guard officials said.

The incident occurred this evening when the family members of the Navy were celebrating “Day at Sea”,they said,adding,there were no reports of casualty or oil spill.

According to an official,INS Vidhyagiri was returning to the dockyard while the merchant vessel was leaving Mumbai harbour when the two collided.

Following the collision,a fire broke out in the naval ship. However,all the people on board were evacuated safely,the official said,adding that the cause behind the mishap was yet to be ascertained.

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