Ministry of Defence31-January, 2011 17:18 IST
Collision between INS Vindhyagiri and MV Nordlake
At about 1630 h on 30 Jan 11 INS Vindhyagiri was entering harbour and proceeding at slow speed, when MV Nordlake, a Cyprus flag container carrier proceeding out of harbour, collided with the naval ship.

The collision led to fire and flooding onboard INS Vindhyagiri. INS Vindhyagiri was thereafter safely berthed alongside in the Naval harbour. Ammunition on board was cleared and all efforts were made to contain the fire and flooding onboard. Concurrently, necessary measures have also been taken to prevent any spillage of oil from the ship. Other naval operations and commercial operations in Mumbai port have not been affected. No casualities have been reported.

A FIR has been lodged with Mumbai police and MV Nordlake is held back in the Mumbai harbour. An inquiry is being ordered.

INS Vindhyagiri, is a Leander class frigate commissioned in July 1981 and was fully operational.

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