外文标题：Naval vessel sinks off Visakhapatnam harbour, sailor killed, 4 missing
NEW DELHI: In yet another tragic accident in the Navy, a sailor was killed and another four were reported missing after a torpedo recovery vessel (TRV) sank 30 nautical miles south of Visakhapatnam at about 8pm on Thursday.
Till late in the night, hectic search and rescue operations were in progress to find the missing personnel.
The mishap took place when the aging 110-tonne TRV A-72, which was commissioned way back in February 1983, was on a routine mission to "recover" practice mines and torpedoes fired by fleet warships off the Vizag coast in the evening.
"Water suddenly flooded one of her compartments, which finally led to the sinking of the TRV," said an officer.
India wont last for 2 hours against china.. Or even pakistan.. Navy is the most useless and obsolete
Gouranga Pradhan (New Delhi)
I think it is more of human mistakes that lead to such accidents instead of aging of infrastructures. Strict operations is the need of the time. Of course, also need to gradually replace old apparatus by introducing new infra.
two reasons without a doubt, 1, porki sabotage, 2, poor quality made in china parts.
Do we have any ships left for sinking? If any left let's sink them as well.
Indian Navy is the only force in world which lost more ships in peace time than wartime.I am most of dead people were trapped below decks.
Accidents happen everywhere. Close door paki & chinky won't tell outside. India is democracy the news comes outside. That is the difference.
This is a slap on those Indians who talk like India is a superpower. I think India is aone of the fourth world..
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Accident or sabotage?
Jay Jolly (Edmonton)
The Indian planes are falling out of the sky. The naval ships are sinking and colliding.There has be something very wrong with our security forces. Is it equipment or training?Is it the maintenance? The Defence Ministry must wake before we are depleted our planes and ships. The new minister of defence has a job cut out for him.
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Vijayendra Kumar ()
It is sad that so many sailors have perished in accidents. It is a continuing example of sloppiness in the system .we are far far away from being a developed country. In the US drills are carried out every day of the week as though the country is in a war footing. The vessels are well maintained and the crew is well trained. We should stop the chest thumping and really get down to correcting our inadequises.