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Fire on board INS Matanga at the Naval dockyard in Mumbai

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  1. Soumya

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    Mumbai: Another fire has been reported on board an Indian Navy vessel from the naval dockyard in Mumbai.

    INS Matanga reportedly caught fire while it was undergoing a refit at the Naval dockyard. No casualties have been reported so far.

    The incident comes just a month after two officers lost their lives and seven were seriously injured in a mishap involving the Russian-origin Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhuratna.

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    INS Matanga reportedly caught fire while it was undergoing a refit at the Naval dockyard. No casualties have been reported so far.
    More details are awaited.

    Fire on board INS Matanga at the Naval dockyard in Mumbai
     
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    Matanga is an old ship. I think it's an ocean tug type.
     
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    Vessel Type: Ocean Tug.

    Name & Pennant Number with commission dates
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    INS Matanga A53; Laid Down - mid-70s, Launched - 29 October 1977, Commissioned - 02 April 1983.

    Displacement: 1334 tons.

    Dimensions: Length - 67.8 metres.
    .................Beam - 12.3 metres.
    .................Draft - 4 metres.

    Maximum Speed: 15 knots.

    Maximum Range: 4000 nautical miles.

    Complement: 75 including 6 officers.

    Weapons:Not Known.

    Comments: INS Matanga, built and commissioned at Garden Reach Shipyard in Calcutta, can assist in diving operations and carries a RCC (Recompression Chamber), carry out salvage operations, conduct firefighting and render a limited amount of submarine rescue services.
     
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    Fire onboard INS Matanga: Navy says all OK

    (Navy release | Unedited)

    At about 3:00 PM (1500 hrs) on 06 April 2014, there was a minor incident of smoldering and smoke observed on board Indian Naval Ship Matanga (an ocean going tug) which is undergoing repairs at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. The private firm working on board was carrying out steel welding in the Sewage Treatment Plant compartment when insulating material in the adjacent compartment started smoldering and emitting thick smoke. It was promptly detected by the duty personnel on site and the situation was brought under control by the ships staff with assistance from Naval Dockyard fire station.

    It is confirmed that there is no injury to any personnel on board nor any material damage.
    An inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

     
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