Mumbai: Probe ordered into INS Betwa mishap

Updated: Dec 07, 2016, 09:58 IST | Agencies |

2 personnel were killed and 15 others were injured during undocking at Naval Dockyard

Missile frigate INS Betwa slipped from her dock blocks in the Naval Dockyard and tilted over
Missile frigate INS Betwa slipped from her dock blocks in the Naval Dockyard and tilted over

The Navy yesterday ordered a Board of Inquiry (BoI) into the tipping over of guided missile frigate INS Betwa during undocking at Naval Dockyard here that killed two personnel and injured 15 others.

“Rear Admiral Deepak Bali, Flag-Officer Offshore Defence Advisory Group, to head Board of Inquiry in (yesterday’s) INS Betwa incident,” a Navy spokesperson said.

“Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba visited the Naval Dockyard and was briefed about the incident and situation on ground,” the spokesperson said.

Lanba also met the injured sailors at the Naval Hospital INHS Asvini.

“The Navy will upright the ship and make her operational in the shortest possible time,” he said. Yesterday’s incident took place in the “cruiser grounding dock at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, during undocking evolution wherein it is suspected that dock blocks mechanism failed,” navy spokesperson Captain D K Sharma had said earlier.

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