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FIR against foreign vessel that collided with naval warship

An FIR was registered today against the captain and crew members of the foreign merchant vessel, which collided with an Indian Naval warship, police said.

mumbai Updated: Jan 31, 2011 17:07 IST

An FIR was registered on Monday against the captain and crew members of the foreign merchant vessel, which collided with an Indian Naval warship, police said.

The captain of Cyprus flagged merchant vessel Nordlake and its crew members were booked under IPC sections 280 (rash navigation of vessel), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 427 (mischief causing damage) at Yellow Gate police station, Deputy Police Commissioner Khalid Kaiser told PTI.

The Indian warship, Vindhyagiri, with 400 people on board, including family members of Navy personnel, and the foreign merchant vessel collided on the navigational channel off the Mumbai harbour on Sunday, resulting in a fire.

"Following the complaint by Navy authorities, the FIR was registered against the crew of the merchant vessel. Nobody has been arrested so far. Further probe is on," Kaiser said.

No casualty or oil spill were reported in the incident which occurred when family members of the Navy personnel were celebrating the annual "Day at Sea" on board INS Vindhyagiri. According to the officials, the Naval ship was returning while the merchant vessel was leaving Mumbai harbour when the two collided at Sunk Clock in the harbour.