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Minor fire on-board warship INS Shivalik, no casualty or damage

The fire was caused during welding work inside the warship’s stationery compartment .

india Updated: Jan 10, 2018 22:35 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Visakhapatnam
INS Shivalik,Eastern Naval Command,Fire onboard INS Shivalik
INS Shivalik seen at a naval base in Mumbai.(File Photo)

A minor fire broke out on- board warship INS Shivalik in Visakhapatnam Wednesday evening during welding work but no casualty or damage was reported.

The fire broke out in the stationery compartment of the stealth warship at the naval dockyard, a spokesman for the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) told PTI.

The ENC is headquartered in Visakhapatnam.

The vessel was anchored at the dockyard for periodic maintenance, he said.

“Sparks flew while welding works were going on, igniting the fire. But it was very minor inside the stationery compartment and the fire was extinguished within a short time.

“There was no damage to property or injuries to any person,” the spokesman said.

An inquiry has been ordered into the incident, he added.

First Published: Jan 10, 2018 22:34 IST