Navy Officer Dies In Fire On Board Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya
A naval officer on Friday died trying to control the fire on board aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya near Karnataka’s Karwar harbour. A case of fire was reported on board INS Vikramaditya this morning when the ship was entering the harbour in Karwar.
Lt Cdr DS Chauhan led the firefighting efforts in the affected compartment. The fire was brought under control, but the officer lost consciousness owing to the smoke and fumes during the firefighting efforts. He was immediately rushed to the Naval Hospital at Karwar, INHS Patanjali. However, the officer could not be revived.
A Board of Inquiry to investigate into the circumstances of the incident has been ordered.
The fire was brought under control by the ship’s crew in a swift action preventing any serious damage affecting the ship’s combat capability.
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