Naval ship collides with foreign vessel near Mumbai harbour

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Mumbai, Jan 30 (PTI) An Indian naval ship INS Vindhyagiri,with family members of Navy personnel on board, today collidedwith a foreign merchant vessel at the Mumbai harbour,resulting in fire on the naval ship, Coast Guard officialssaid.

The incident occurred this evening when the family membersof 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 tothe dockyard while the merchant vessel was leaving Mumbaiharbour when the two collided.

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

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