` Fire Breaks Out On-Board the ` Matanga’ an `Ocean-Going-Tug ‘ During Welding on the Ship ‘

#AceWorldNews – MUMBAI – April 06 – (INRA) – A fire has broken out on-board Matanga, an ocean-going tug capable of towing two large vessels out of the harbour, during welding on the ship, the (PTI) – quoted Navy officials as saying.

Fire tenders were rushed to douse the flames and the extent of damage caused to the ship was being assessed, they said.

No casualty took place in the incident and a Board of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate it, the officials said.

ˈAt about 3 pm today, there was a minor incident of smouldering and smoke observed on board Indian Naval Ship Matanga which was undergoing repairs at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.

ˈThe private firm working on board was carrying out steel welding in the Sewage Treatment Plant compartment when insulating material in the adjacent compartment started smouldering and emitting thick smoke,ˈ a defence spokesperson in Mumbai said in a statement.

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