Two security boats of the Indian Navy, which are used for patrolling of Mumbai waters, on Tuesday sank at the naval dockyard following a fire that broke out in one of them in Mumbai.
The fire in one led to another boat catching fire. The boats were deployed to keep the water boundary of the country safe. Immediate fire-fighting actions was taken by the duty staff to prevent the fire from spreading to other boats.
A navy official spokesperson said, “During the fire fighting, two boats suffered damages and ingress of water and are submerged in shallow waters inside the naval harbour area. Efforts are in progress to salvage the boats.”
2 security boats of Indian Navy sink at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai following fire onboard: Navy sources.
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According To Hindustan Times report, 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.