A fire broke out in the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai in the early hours of Tuesday. According to officials, during the firefighting, two boats were damaged and sunk.
The fire broke out on one of the security boats which are deployed for carrying out patrolling off Mumbai. Prompt firefighting actions taken by the staff on duty prevented the fire from spreading to other boats in close vicinity, according to a press release.
Efforts were in progress to salvage the boats, officials said, adding that prompt action ensured that there was no loss of life or damage to other naval assets in harbour.
Meanwhile, a Board of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident of fire.