Mumbai: One worker was killed when fire broke out on INS Visakhapatnam, the warship being built at Mazgaon Dock on Friday evening.
The first call to inform about the fire was received by the fire department at 5.44 p.m. Friday.
According to available reports, the fire had spread to the 2nd and 3rd deck of ship.
Too many fire incidents in docks. Carelessness is criminal and if sabotage – its dangerous. Heads MUST roll. https://t.co/Vzl12OE13F
— Manmohan Bahadur (@BahadurManmohan) June 22, 2019
An MDL statement said that a minor fire broke out in “Yard 12704, the first of the class of Project 15 (B) during grinding operations in tank at MDL around 4 pm. The fire was brought under control by 7 pm… One contract worker unfortunately succumbed possibly due to asphyxia and burn injuries and another suffered minor burns.”
INS Visakhapatnam is the lead ship of the Visakhapatnam-class stealth guided-missile destroyers of the Indian Navy. The consruction of the warship at Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) was launched on 20 April 2015.