Indian Navy Frigate Catches Fire and Sinks After Collision With Cargo Ship

Uh oh, Here's footage of what's apparently the Indian Navy frigate INS Vindhyagiri on fire and sinking pier-side in Mumbai following a head on collision with a Cyprus-flagged container ship, the MV Nordlake in Mumbai harbor on Jan. 30.

The 370-foot long frigate was commissioned in 1981 and packs a pair of 4.5 inch guns along with two Soviet-designed, 30-mm Gatling guns, 20 mm cannons along with torpedo tubes and the ability to carry helicopters.

The ship is one of the last two Nilgiri class frigates in service, both are used primarily for training. Many of the 150 people aboard Vindhyagiri during the collision were navy family members. Luckily, no one was injured seriously, according to an AFP article.

Here's a clip of the actual collision.

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