Navy begins salvage operations of INS Vindhyagiri

The Navy has begun salvage operations of the frigate INS Vindhyagiri which is resting on sea bed at naval dockyard after colliding with Cyprus-flagged merchant vessel Nordlake here 10 days ago.

Updated: Feb 09, 2011, 15:20 PM IST

Mumbai: The Navy has begun salvage operations
of the frigate INS Vindhyagiri which is resting on sea bed at naval dockyard after colliding with Cyprus-flagged merchant vessel Nordlake here 10 days ago.
"The Navy has commenced salvage operation to lift INS
Vindhyagiri out of water," Narendra Vispute, Assistant Public
Relations Officer, Defence, said.

Navy officials are salvaging the vessel at the naval
dockyard and the process would continue over the next few
days.
Decision on whether to decommission it or re-fit the
vessel will be taken only after it has been salvaged.

"We will decide if the ship can be re-fitted only after
assessing its condition," he said.

PTI