Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Four Indian Navy Personnel Killed In Dockyard Accident

Four Indian Navy personnel -- two officers and two sailors -- were killed today in a tragic accident at the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam on the country's Eastern seaboard. In a statement a few minutes ago, the Navy said, "The Indian Navy regrets to inform the occurrence of an accident at Naval Dockyard (Visakhapatnam) due to collapse of a docking gate during routine operations that were being undertaken today, 18 May 11. While the cause of the accident and other details are being ascertained, we can confirm with deep sorrow that two officers and one sailor lost their lives and one sailor injured [the fourth was confirmed to have passed away shortly after this statement was issued]. A Board of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause and circumstances leading to the accident."

Deepest condolences to the families of Commander Ashwani Kumar (47 years old), Commander Ranbir Ranjan (30) and sailors Madhu Babu (31) and Rajesh (30). R.I.P.

11 comments :

Anonymous said...

RIP

Heberian said...

RIP

Tanmay said...

hi Shiv..
can you please confirm that currently INS Arihant is currently in dry docs and the submarine mentioned is actually second submarine being built?

It will be great news if its true..

Anonymous said...

Heart felt condolences to the family of our Men.

Anonymous said...

dude rumors are that there was a huge blast....loud enough to hear by standing near that long bridge adjacent to the harbor...whats u r sources tell....r they hiding sumting...???

Anonymous said...

May they rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

May they rest in peace.

Anurag said...

May they RIP.
Shiv can you confirm about this newsx report..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3ay3-vHI7I&feature=player_embedded#at=12

Was accident really related to INS Arihant or is it just a rumor??

Anonymous said...

It seems the accident happened inside Arihant..

Shiv... kindly do post what is the cause of the death.. it is a serious problem

Mr. Ra said...

Heart felt condolences to the family of our Men.

It will be quite surprising if the docking gates came down by themselves.

Avinash said...

R.I.P Condolences to the families of those who lost their men