Saturday, January 21, 2006
A gas pipeline on an Indian Navy ship docked at Lion Gate burst on Friday morning injuring eight persons. The pipeline burst on Indian Navy’ Shakti, while repair work was on. ‘‘An acetylene gas pipeline burst causing an instant flash, while routine repair work was underway on the ship,’’ said Public Relations Officer (Defence) Captain Abhay Lambhate.
Shakti ‘‘Two naval personnel and six dockyard workers sustained injuries. There was no damage to any equipment on the ship.’’ While the naval personnel were taken to the Naval Hospital, the others were admitted in St George’s Hospital. ‘‘The injuries were not serious and their condition is stable,’’ said Lambhate.