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Indian submarine, cargo ship collide off Pakistan
AFP ^ | Jan. 10, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 01/10/2008 3:11:28 PM PST by jdm

NEW DELHI: An Indian naval submarine on a routine mission collided with a cargo ship in the Arabian Sea off Pakistan, officials said on Thursday, adding that there were no reports of casualties.

The 2,500-tonne INS Sindhughosh, with a crew of 53, sustained only “superficial damage” to its conning tower, Indian Navy spokesman Nirad Sinha said.

However, according to naval officials who asked not to be named, the vessel was seriously damaged. The navy declined to comment on the extent of damage to the Cayman-registered merchant vessel or reveal its current whereabouts.

“The ship MV Leeds Castle was in restricted waters and in that area the depth is not much and hence the mishap,” the spokesman said.The submarine has been towed to a naval dockyard at the western Indian city of Mumbai.

The naval officials said the submarine was submerged and had its radars off and periscope down when it slammed into the ship off India’s Diu island, 400 nautical miles from Mumbai.

Diu lies 70 nautical miles from Pakistani waters.

The collision came just after naval intelligence received alerts of possible strikes against its warships off Pakistan, naval sources said.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: collision; india; pakistan; submarine
The collision came just after naval intelligence received alerts of possible strikes against its warships off Pakistan, naval sources said.

Hmmmm...

1 posted on 01/10/2008 3:11:29 PM PST by jdm
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possible strikes against its warships off Pakistan

Must say the Navy news is somewhat exciting these days.

2 posted on 01/10/2008 3:13:17 PM PST by RightWhale (Dean Koonz is good, but my favorite authors are Dun and Bradstreet)
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No sonar on duty?


3 posted on 01/10/2008 3:14:26 PM PST by EricT. (The tree of liberty needs to be watered...)
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Big tahini spill?


4 posted on 01/10/2008 3:15:05 PM PST by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss..)
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To: jdm

? hmm.


5 posted on 01/10/2008 3:21:31 PM PST by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: EricT.
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6 posted on 01/10/2008 3:27:32 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: jdm

Bump! { 8^)


7 posted on 01/10/2008 4:23:49 PM PST by YHAOS
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It was “attacked” by a cargo ship? What flag was this rouge cargo ship flying?


8 posted on 01/10/2008 4:53:21 PM PST by wrench
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Sorry, just re-read it was an attack by a ship of the Caymen Islands.


9 posted on 01/10/2008 4:55:08 PM PST by wrench
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To: Chode

Then again, it might have been one of those stealth cargo ships.


10 posted on 01/10/2008 7:40:19 PM PST by EricT. (The tree of liberty needs to be watered...)
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