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Indian Naval warship on fire

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Jan 31, IRNA -- A major fire is being fought on board at Indian naval warship INS Vindhyagiri off the Mumbai harbour. The ship has been evacuated.

There were around 400 people on board the ship on the occasion of Navy family day celebrations.

The warship is tilting over 50 percent and with over 300 tons of fuel in vessel, there are now concerns about a possible oil spill, ndtv reported.

The Navy has complained that the merchant ship did not follow standard operating procedure.

The fire was reported early this morning on the INS Vindhyagiri, which was hit Sunday evening by a merchant ship.

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