INS Sindhuratna mishap: Six officers found guilty, commanding officer court-martialled

Mumbai, Jan 30: Seven navy officers, including the commanding officer, were found guilty in the INS Sindhuratna mishap case of February 2014 that left two officers dead. [Fire in cables led to INS Sindhuratna mishap: Navy]

Chief of Naval Staff RK Dhowan on Friday issued letters of extreme displeasure to six officers for acts of omission and commission while the commanding officer was court martialled.


The officers were found guilty of negligence causing the tragedy.

The seven officers were found guilty by the board of inquiry in the mishap case in November last year.

The board had sought an explanation from the convicted officers and also showcaused them in this regard.

INS Sindhuratna, a Kilo-class submarine, was at sea off Mumbai for routine inspection when smoke was reported in the crew accommodation in the early hours of February 26.

The smoke was brought under control but seven crew members felt sick after inhaling the smoke.

A helicopter carried a medical team to their rescue and the seven crew members were transferred to a naval hospital.

Oneindia News

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