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    Aha: Death=Preconception Lordinajamjar's Avatar
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    Indian Navy Frigate Sinks in Collision

    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/01...milies/?hpt=T2.

    INS Vindhyagiri, a 3,000-ton warship was returning from a “day at sea” for families of sailors and officers and was entering the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust off the coast of Mumbai on Sunday afternoon, but it went up in flames as it was hit by the Cyprus-flagged MV Nordlake, which narrowly missed another container vessel, the MV Sea Eagle.



    Commissioned: 8 July 1981
    Fate: Capsized after collision on 31 Jan 2011
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    Class and type: Nilgiri class frigate
    Displacement: 2682 tons (standard)
    2962 tons (full load)
    Length: 113 m
    Beam: 13 m
    Draught: 4.3 m
    Propulsion: 2 x 550 psi boilers
    2 x 30,000 hp motors
    Speed: 28 knots
    Range: 4000 miles @ 12 knots
    Complement: 267 (incl 17 officers)

    Sensors and
    processing systems:
    Signaal DA05 / BEL PFN513 radar
    Signaal LW08 / BEL RAWL02 surface radar
    Signaal ZW06 / BEL RASHMI navigation radar
    Signaal M-45 navigation radar
    Westinghouse SQS-505 / Graesby 750 sonar
    Type 170 active attack sonar
    Armament: 2 x MK.6 Vickers 115mm guns
    4 x AK-230 30mm guns
    2 x Oerlikon 20mm guns
    2 x triple ILAS 3 324 mm torpedo tubes with Whitehead A244S or the Indian NST-58 torpedoes

    Aircraft carried: 1 Westland Sea King or HAL Chetak
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    jesus that's quite shocking really, i hope nobody was killed or badly injured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    jesus that's quite shocking really, i hope nobody was killed or badly injured.
    No injuries were reported. http://indianews99.com/news/the-indi...were-reported/


    MV Nordlake



    Last edited by Lordinajamjar; 2nd February 2011 at 06:32.

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    Indian Version of the Leander Class Frigate, very long in the tooth now.

    Indians are probably thrilled as they calim the insurance as opposed to having to cut it up.

    People in Alang Beach won't be happy but alls well that ends well.
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    how exactly does one not see a really big container ship bearing down on your ship?????

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