Minor Fire Breaks Out Onboard Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya, No Major Damage Reported: Indian Navy

Minor Fire Breaks Out Onboard Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya, No Major Damage Reported: Indian NavyINS Vikramaditya (Pic Via Wikipedia)

A minor fire broke out onboard the Indian Navy aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya on Saturday (8 May), an official said.

The duty staff observed smoke emanating from the part of ship having accommodation for the sailors.

The ship's personnel on duty acted immediately to fight the blaze and there are no reports of any casualties in the incident.

"All personnel onboard have been accounted for and no major damage has been reported. An inquiry into the incident is being ordered," said the Navy spokesperson.

An inquiry into the incident is being ordered, the spokesperson said, adding the aircraft carrier is in Karnataka’s Karwar harbour, reports Indian Express.

The warship is a modified Kiev-class aircraft carrier purchased by India from Russia in 2013 and was renamed in honour of Vikramaditya, the legendary emperor.

INS Vikramaditya, a floating airfield, has an overall length of 284 metres and a maximum beam of 60 metres, stretching as much as three football fields put together.

(With inputs from IANS)