Indian Navy Corvette collided with Russian Navy hospital ship

Indian Navy Corvette INS KADMATT (P29) collided with stern docked Russian Navy ship IRTYSH in Vladivostok, at 1130 LT Oct 19, while maneuvering to dock, also by stern, at Russian Navy’s pier in Vladivostok downtown. IRTYSH suffered hull dents above waterline (according to Navy Command), no information on Indian Corvette damages. Corvette’s commander lack of practice in making fast stern, and language problems hampering communications between Indian officers and pilot, who was on board of corvette, are said to be the main causes of collision. Squadron of Indian Navy ships arrived to Vladivostok to participate in joint Russia-India Navy drills. Photos
Hospital ship IRTYSH: displacement 11300 tons, built 1989, complement 207.
INS KADMATT (P29) commissioned 7 January 2016, displacement 3300 tons, armament missiles, guns and torpedoes, complement 193.



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