A minor incident involving INS Kora and merchant vessel Madelieine Rickmers has been reported approximately 300 NM at sea from Visakhapatnam, wherein INS Kora was scraped by the merchant vessel in the early hours today, 31 Oct 14. INS Kora and INS Gaj were on passage from Visakhapatnam to Port Blair. INS Kora has reported minor damages to her ships’ side. There has been no damage to the watertight integrity of the ship or any injuries/ loss of life.
A Board of Inquiry (BoI) is being constituted by HQENC to investigate into the circumstances leading to the incident.