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INS Sindhurakshak not seaworthy: board

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  1. tusharm

    tusharm Captain FULL MEMBER

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    INS Sindhurakshak not seaworthy: board | Defenceradar News


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    The second Board of Inquiry (BOI) constituted by the Defence Ministry to probe the feasibility of reusing INS Sindhurakshak has recommended decommissioning of the kilo-class submarine. In its report, the BOI said “the submarine is not seaworthy and hence not fit to sail again,” a senior Navy officer privy to the report told The Hindu .

    In August 2013, a massive fire broke out onSindhurakshak followed by a series of explosions, killing all 18 Navy personnel, including three officers, aboard. The 3,000-tonne submarine sank in the South Breakwater in Mumbai’s naval dockyard within hours of the incident.

    “The BOI has found out that the massive fire on the submarine caused by its missiles and torpedoes would have damaged the hull of the submarine making it unfit for the sea,” said the officer.

    “It has, therefore, recommended its decommissioning but that decision rests with the Defence Ministry.”

    In January this year, the Navy entered into a contract with the Indian arm of the U.S.-based firm Resolve Marine for Rs. 240 crore to conduct salvage operations.

    The submarine was finally retrieved from the waters in June and handed over to the Navy. Since then it has been anchored at the Naval Dockyard in south Mumbai.

    Thereafter, two set of tests were conducted on her — one to ascertain the cause of the accident and the other to decide the scope of the work needed to make it seaworthy.

    Meanwhile, in April, an interim report was submitted by the first BOI to the Ministry, detailing six probable causes of the accident. After the submarine was fit to float, a second probe was ordered.

    “During the tests we weighed the option if the submarine could be sunk at least 50-metre deep. Even having her in that condition would deter our enemies but the amount of damage it had sustained makes it vulnerable to accidents,” another Navy official explained.

    Source : The Hindu
    INS Sindhurakshak not seaworthy: board | Defenceradar News


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    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    A Kilo class submarine should be able to go upto 300-400m deep. After repairs and refit they are speculating if it can go to 50m.

    Seems highly unlikely the sub will ever see active service again.
     
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    venureddy Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    better to get another scorpene with AIP than repairing it.
     
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    jonas Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    No country in their right minds would put ths vessel to sea again. They should not have even contemplated it after such a calamity. All they have done is shown their disregard for any crew who might have had to sail on her.:crazy:
     
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    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    No country? North Korea and Pakistan would have put it back in service without setting up any such commission/board.

    But yes i agree they did largely disregard lives when giving their "verdict".

    Perhaps the only use left is going to be U-boat style operations which in today's context is not really feasible in any region of the world.
     
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    jonas Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Read it again, I did say 'No country in their right minds' For myself that immediately means North Korea, and for you it would mean Pakistan yes ?:cool:

    In fact the only use safely left for it is scrap metal.
     
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