2 dead in gas leak on INS Vikramaditya
NEW DELHI: At least two people, including a civilian, were on Friday killed and another two injured following leakage of toxic fumes from the sewage plant on board Russian-made aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, which was undergoing repairs at Karwar in Karnataka.
The incident of gas leakage took place at around 5pm while the ship was undergoing maintenance repairs.
“Maintenance work was being undertaken in the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) compartment. Due to inhalation of the toxic fumes, four personnel [two naval sailors and two civilian workers] were evacuated to Naval Hospital at Karwar,” a statement by the Indian Navy said.
The Navy has ordered an inquiry into the incident and action has been taken to render the compartment and area on the ship safe.
The victims were identifed as Shipwright Artificer Class 4, Rakesh Kumar and Mohandas Kolambkar, an employee of Royal Marine.
INS Vikramaditya is India’s largest naval ship and equipped with a variety of integral weapons and sensors and it was undergoing maintenance repair since June 1.
INS Vikramaditya is India’s largest naval ship and equipped with a variety of integral weapons and sensors.