Torpedo Vessel sinking: Malkapuram police registers case

Torpedo Vessel sinking: Malkapuram police registers case

The Malkapuram police here today registered a case in connection with the death of a sailor after a Torpedo Recovery Vessel (TRV) of the Indian Navy sunk off the Vizag coast.

Based on the report lodged by the Eastern Naval Command, the police registered a case under section 174 CrPC (Police to enquire and report on suicide), Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) G Ramgopal Naik told PTI.

He said twenty four personnel out of the 29 crew members on board the 31-year-old vessel were rescued while one sailor died and navy was carrying out search for remaining four missing persons.

The auxiliary ship sank last night to a depth of about 370 metres and about 35 knot miles south of Visakhapatnam. The vessel was deployed for a routine mission to recover practice torpedoes fired by fleet ships during a routine exercise.

Meanwhile, naval authorities here were tight-lipped on providing information on the incident stating that they will release a press release in late evening.

Earlier today, the Navy ordered a Board of Inquiry into the sinking of the vessel.

Also, in view of the incident, Navy Chief Admiral R K Dhowan, who is on a four-day visit to Seychelles till November 9, is cutting short his visit to reach Visakhapatnam, Navy officials said. 

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
GET IT
Comments (+)