Mumbai: Three Navy personnel were killed and 11 injured in a blast at Ranveer, INS at the Indian Navy's Dockyard in Mumbai on Tuesday. The Navy has said that the injured are undergoing treatment at a Navy hospital in Mumbai. The Navy issued a statement saying the blast took place in the ship's interior room. It was reported that the crew members of the ship immediately controlled the situation.
The Indian Navy has said that no major material damage has been reported. INS Ranveer has been on cross-coast operational deployment from Eastern Navy Command since November 2021 and was soon to return to his base port. It was during this time that the ship exploded. The Indian Navy is yet to say what caused the blast, but said a board of inquiry will investigate it
The Defence Ministry issued a statement saying, 'Three Navy personnel were killed in an unfortunate incident at the Navy's dockyard in Mumbai on Tuesday due to a blast in an internal compartment on INS Ranveer.' Indian media quoted sources as saying that the three deceased personnel were senior sailors, But there were no officers. The Navy is in the process of reaching out to the families of the deceased and will then release their names and details.