Indian submarine INS Sindhughosh collided with fishing vessel in Arabian sea
Indian Navy Kilo-class submarine INS Sindhughosh collided with a fishing vessel during the night Feb 19 – 20 in Arabian sea off Mumbai, during night exercise. Fishing vessel hit submarine’s periscope, and reportedly, submarine suffered only periscope damage. Ship returned to Mumbai and is to be docked in repair yard for repairs.
INS Sindhughosh is the lead ship of the original 10 Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines of the Navy. Earlier, two submarines of the same class — INS Sindhuratna and INS Sindhurakshak — had major accidents that had resulted in the loss of lives of sailors on board the ships.
Diesel submarine INS Sindhughosh (S55), built in 1986 in USSR, displacement 2325 tons surfaced, length 72 meters, armament missiles and torpedoes.