Fire on board INS Vikramaditya, all personnel safe

India: There was a minor fire onboard India’s aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on Saturday morning, a Navy spokesperson said. The fire was doused and all personnel on board are safe, the spokesperson said in a statement.

“The duty staff observed smoke emanating from the part of the warship having accommodation for sailors.

“The ship’s duty personnel acted promptly to fight the fire. All personnel on board have been accounted for and no major damage has been reported,” the statement said.

An inquiry into the incident is being ordered, he said, adding the aircraft carrier is in the harbour.