New Delhi, Jan. 21: A Navy boat sank off Chennai coast after it caught fire during wee hours of Thursday morning. The 15.6 meter long Interceptor craft of the Indian Navy was on a routine deployment about 90 nautical miles North East of Chennai when the incident took place. (Also Read: Post Pongal respite, Sri Lanka Navy arrests three Indian fishermen)Also Read - International Flights: Air India Announces Fresh Flight Schedule Between India and Thailand | Here’s How to Book Tickets

The Indian Navy has confirmed that there were no causalities due to the mishap. “The boat had sailed out last evening but caught fire. Fortunately, there were no casualties. An inquiry has been ordered in the matter,” Navy PRO Captain D.K. Sharma told ANI. The fire caused extensive damage to the Fibre-glass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) hull of the craft resulting in sinking of the boat despite all out efforts by the crew to save it. Also Read - As Diwali Nears, Flight Charges Turn Costly From Chennai | Read What Travel Agents Say

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