Frigate INS Betwa Tipped Over During Undocking

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Update: INS Betwa undergoing refit at Naval dockyard Mumbai slipped on dock blocks, extent of damage being assessed: Navy PRO. Two sailors died and 14 Personnel rescued from the dock with minor injuries, all are stable; Diving in progress to look for two missing crew members
14 Personnel rescued from the dock with minor injuries, all are stable; Diving in progress to look for two missing crew members, as reported by news agency ANI.

New Delhi: In a major accident, Indian Naval warship INS Betwa tipped over and hit land while being undocked at dockyard in Mumbai on Monday.

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The accident occurred when the docks mechanism failed, Navy spokesman Captain DK Sharma confirmed.

The ship was at the ‘ Cruiser Graving dock’ in Mumbai. The dock is under the Navy and the warship was to go out to sea after a re-fit. INS Betwa is a 3800 tonne guided missile frigate. It was commissioned in 2004.

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