Karwar (Karnataka), April 27, 2019, The Liberacy:- INS Vikramaditya, on Friday entered the harbor in Kanwar, Karnataka. It was against time when the INS caught fire onboard, costing the valuable life of Lt. Cdr. D. S. Chauhan.
Lt. Cdr. D. S. Chauhan was leading the firefighting efforts in the affected compartment of INS Vikramaditya, where he lost his consciousness due to the high level of smoke and fumes. He was immediately taken to the Naval Hospital at Karwar, INHS Patanjali, but could not be revived.
Navy in its statement said that the fire was brought under control preventing it from damaging the ship’s combat capability.
An investigation team has been appointed, which will be inquiring on the conditions that led the fire and reports will be submitted to the court of inquiry.