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Fire on board INS Vikramaditya; all personnel safe: Navy

An inquiry into the incident is being ordered, a Navy spokesperson said, adding that INS Vikramaditya is in the harbour.

May 08, 2021 / 08:55 AM IST
The fire on board India's aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya was doused and all personnel on board are safe, a Navy spokesperson said. (File image: Reuters)

The fire on board India's aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya was doused and all personnel on board are safe, a Navy spokesperson said. (File image: Reuters)

There was a minor fire on board India's aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya in the morning on May 8, a Navy spokesperson said.

The fire was doused and all personnel on board are safe, the spokesperson said in a statement in Mumbai.

"The duty staff observed smoke emanating from the part of the warship having accommodation for sailors.

"The ship's duty personnel acted promptly to fight the fire. All personnel on board have been accounted for and no major damage has been reported," the statement said.

An inquiry into the incident is being ordered, he said, adding the aircraft carrier is in the harbour.
PTI
first published: May 8, 2021 08:46 am

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