Indian Navy INS Ranvir Explosion Mumbai Blast Reason

Explosion on INS Ranvir (INS full form, latest news,)

An unfortunate incident related to INS Ranvir at Mumbai Naval dockyard came out a few hours ago. INS Ranvir that happens to be one of the oldest warships in the Indian Navy suffered an explosion. This incident took away the lives of three sailors while 11 others suffered injuries. As per the latest update, the Navy has informed their respective families. The incident is likely to be a result of Freon leakage in an air conditioning compartment. Let us through the article to know more about this mishap on INS Ranvir. 

Indian Navy INS Ranvir Explosion Mumbai

Mishap on INS Ranvir

INS Ranvir stands as one of the oldest warships that belong to the Indian Navy. The blast that happened on 18 January 2022 around 4:30 pm, killed sailors who were present on the floor above the respective compartment. This blast created a large amount of debris. The sailors got trapped under the debris and got killed. Though it appears that blast was not predominantly related to ammunition. 

People on the ship started running while this deadly chaos. Some of them also inhaled the gas. If one talks about the physical injuries it came mostly in the form of fractures on ankles. Some of the members also suffered minor internal injuries. Reports tell that these injuries could have happened as a consequence of the inhaling of Freon.

What has been officially said?

The Navy Chief has expressed his condolences to the grieving families of Navy personnel who lost their lives to this unfortunate incident. Master Chief Petty Officer First Class Krishan Kumar, MCPO Second Class A K Singh, and MCPO Second Class Surinder Kumar were killed in this mishap while 11 others suffered from injuries. A board of inquiry has been appointed to investigate the reason behind this unfortunate incident. The Navy has also added that ‘ no major material damage’ is reported.

About INS Ranvir

  • It is a Soviet-era destroyer ship that got commissioned in April 1986. 
  • It stands as one of the oldest warships that the Navy has.
  • INS Ranvir was on cross-coast operational deployment from the Eastern Naval Command ( Since November 2021).

Other Indian Naval Incidents in recent years

  • The front portion of INS Nashak got damaged (Mumbai Harbour) on 18 November 2016.
  • Two sailors died on INS Betwa as it crashed during docking on 6 December 2016.
  • The fire broke out in the Gyro compartment of INS Pralay in January 2017.
  • The fire broke out on INS Ranvijay that injured four sailors in October 2021.

FAQs

What is INS Ranvir?

It is a Soviet-era destroyer ship that got commissioned in April 1986. 

When did the blast on INS Ranvir take place?

18 January 2022, around 4 30 pm.

Is there any inquiry board for the investigation?

Yes.

What was the reason behind the blast on INS Ranvir?

The incident is likely to be a result of Freon leakage in an air conditioning compartment.

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