3 sailors of Indian Navy succumbed to injuries after an explosion onboard INS Ranvir

3 sailors of Indian Navy succumbed to injuries after an explosion onboard INS Ranvir
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Indian navy’ three officers died of injuries after an explosion on board Indian Navy’s destroyer ship INS Ranvir.

The incident took place at Naval Dockyard Mumbai and the three naval personnel succumbed to injuries from an explosion in an internal compartment onboard INS Ranvir.

The ship’s crew responded immediately and quickly brought the situation under control,” as per the release.

The Indian Navy, in a statement also said that it extends condolences to the families of Master Chief Petty Officer 1 (MCPO) Krishan Kumar, Surinder Kumar MCPO II and AK Singh MCPO II, who died due to injuries caused by the unfortunate incident onboard INS Ranvir.

It is worth noting that the INS Ranvir was on cross-coast operational deployment from the Eastern Naval Command since November 2021; it was due to return to base port shortly.

INS Ranvir is the first of Ranvir class destroyers, it was commissioned into the Indian Navy on April 21, 1986.

The ships were built in the former Soviet Union. The role of Ranvir class ships involves protection such as anti-aircraft and anti-submarine warfare for carrier task force defence against submarines, low-flying aircraft, and cruise missiles.

Moreover, a board of inquiry has been instituted into the cause of the incident.

This is the first major tragedy since June 2019 when a worker died in a fire onboard an under-construction Visakhapatnam destroyer at Mazagon dockyard.

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