Navy begins salvage operations of INS Vindhyagiri

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Mumbai, Feb 9 (PTI) The Navy has begun salvage operationsof the frigate INS Vindhyagiri which is resting on sea bed atnaval dockyard after colliding with Cyprus-flagged merchantvessel Nordlake here 10 days ago.

"The Navy has commenced salvage operation to lift INSVindhyagiri out of water," Narendra Vispute, Assistant PublicRelations Officer, Defence, said.

Navy officials are salvaging the vessel at the navaldockyard and the process would continue over the next fewdays.

Decision on whether to decommission it or re-fit thevessel will be taken only after it has been salvaged.

"We will decide if the ship can be re-fitted only afterassessing its condition," he said.

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