XO Of Indian Submarine Lost At Sea
From Indian Express:
A Lieutenant Commander with the Indian Navy drowned in an accident involving submarine INS Shankush, about 60 nautical miles off the coast of Mumbai on Monday.More information can be found here. Sailor, Rest Your Oar.
Lt Cdr Firdaus D Mogal, Executive Officer on board the HDW-built Shishumar Class submarine, was leading a team of five officers and sailors attempting to rescue a member of the maintenance crew who had fallen overboard, when he too was swept off the casing around 8.30 am.
INS Shankush was on deployment preparing for an exercise when the submarine developed a snag, causing crew members to come out and attempt repairs, said a statement issued by the Navy. “The sea outside was very, very choppy,” said a Navy spokesperson. A wave swept across the submarine and the maintenance crew was thrown into the water.
Lt Commander Mogal, commissioned in 1998, led a team that tried to recover all the sailors who had fallen overboard...