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INS Kuthar Warship damaged in mishap, 15th such incident since August 2013

Jul 14, 2014 14:10 IST

Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kuthar Warship was damaged in a mishap on 13 July 2014. This was the 15th such incident after INS Sindhurakshak sank on 14 August 2013. The Indian Navy ordered a Board of Inquiry to probe the incident.

INS Kuthar suffered damage while entering the harbour of a naval base in Port Blair, A & N Islands when it ran aground in rough weather in the end of June 2014.

About INS Kuthar

INS Kuthar is a Khukri class missile corvette warship weighing 1350 tonne. It is the part of the fleet of the Vishakhapatnam-based Eastern Naval Command, which is in-charge of operations in Bay of Bengal and areas beyond it.

It was commissioned in the Indian Navy in 1990 and was designed by Indian naval architects and built at Mazagon Dock in Mumbai.

INS Kuthar along with INS Satpura and INS Ranvijay represented Indian Navy in the first ever Japan-India maritime exercise (JIMEX) held in the Bay of Bengal from 19 December - 22 December 2013.

Some Major mishaps since August 2013

14 August 2013: Russian-origin submarine INS Sindhurakshak sank killing 18 personnel on board

22 September 2013: Fire on board aircraft carrier INS Virat

4 December 2013: Fire on board INS Konkan

23 December 2013: Russian-origin stealth frigate INS Talwar rammed a fishing vessel off Ratnagiri

The spate of accidents in the Navy resulted in the resignation of former Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi, who took moral responsibility for the accidents and sought voluntary retirement from the maritime force on 26 February 2014.

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