Navy officer dies in fire onboard INS Vikramaditya in Karwar

A Naval officer died on Friday after a fire broke out onboard INS Vikramaditya when it was entering the harbour in Karnataka’s Karwar.

The officer has been identified as Lt Cdr DS Chauhan.

“One officer dead during fire fighting ops onboard aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya in Karwar, Karnataka. Navy has ordered a Board of Inquiry to probe the incident. Fire was controlled by its crew preventing any serious damage to the warship’s combat capability,” the Navy said in a statement.

The Navy has ordered a Board of Inquiry to probe the fire incident onboard INS Vikramaditya, an Indian Navy spokesperson said.

The fire was brought under control by the ship’s crew, preventing any serious damage affecting the ship’s combat capability.

The officer, however, lost consciousness due to smoke and fumes during the firefighting operations.

The officer was immediately taken to the Naval hospital, INHS Patanjali, in Karwar for medical attention.

He, however, could not be revived. A Board of Inquiry to investigate the incident has been ordered.

The officer belongs to Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh. He was just 30 and recently got married.

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