Fire on board INS Vindhyagiri

Mumbai, Jan 31 (PTI) A major fire has broken out onIndian naval ship INS Vindhyagiri, which was involved in acollision with a merchant vessel, at the naval dockyard heretoday.

The ship is listing and unconfirmed reports said itwas sinking. A defence spokesperson said they are awaitingfurther details.

A dozen tankers are engaged in firefightingoperations, officials said.

An official said there was a dent in the warship dueto the impact of the collision through which water had gushedinto the vessel causing it to tilt to one side.

INS Vindhyagiri had collided with a Norwegiancontainer vessel M V Nordlake, in the Mumbai harbour yesterdayand was brought to the navy dockyard.

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