Mumbai: Patrol boat sink after fire in naval dockyard


Mumbai: Fire broke out aboard a patrol boat at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai in the early hours of Tuesday, officials said. According to reports the incident happened somewhere between 5 am to 7 am on Tuesday. 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. The sources said the fire broke out early morning in one of the security boats.

"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.

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