A minor fire was reported on-board Indian Navy’s warship INS Pralaya at around 11:40 AM on January 10, 2017.
A defence spokesperson said the fire was a minor incident and that the flames have been contained and no injuries have been reported in the incident.
INS Pralaya, a Veer-class corvette, was docked at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai for scheduled maintenance.
Spokesperson for the Indian Navy, said that the fire broke out in the gyro compartment and was extinguished almost immediately by the vessel’s staff and dockyard’s fire station.
INS Pralaya was built indigenously at Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) and was commissioned to the Indian Navy in December 2002.
Only last month, in an unprecedented incident INS Betwa, a Brahmaputra-class frigate, had tipped over and crashed on its side at the naval dockyard killing two sailors and injuring 14 other workers. The fire on-board Pralaya has bought the safety of sailors on-board vessels in the spotlight.
In 2015, Indian Navy had lost 18 of its sailors, when multiple explosions were reported on-board the docked INS Sindhurakshak, a kilo-class diesel-electric submarine.