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Two Navy patrol boats sink after fire at Mumbai naval dockyard

Mumbai: Two security boats of the Indian Navy on Tuesday sank at the naval dockyard following a fire that broke out in one of them early today morning. The boats were being used for patrolling

India TV News Desk [ Published on: July 19, 2016 16:07 IST ]
Mumbai Naval dockyard
Image Source : AP Mumbai Naval dockyard

Mumbai: Two security boats of the Indian Navy on Tuesday sank at the naval dockyard following a fire that broke out in one of them early today morning.

The boats were being used for patrolling of Mumbai waters. 

During early hours, a security boat at Naval dockyard caught fire. During the fire-fighting operations, another boat suffered damages and ingress of water. Both the boats submerged in shallow waters inside the naval harbour area. 

Navy sources said that there was no loss of life or collateral damage to other naval assets in the harbour and that a board of inquiry has been ordered into the incident. 

"During the fire fighting, two boats suffered damages and ingress of water and are submerged in shallow waters inside the naval harbour area. Efforts are in progress to salvage the boats," a navy official said.

He said that the boats are small in size and are immediate support vessels.

(With PTI inputs) 

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