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Fire breaks out in Ctg Bangladesh Navy frigate
Observer Online Report
Publish Date : 2014-08-26,  Publish Time : 16:59,  View Count : 57
Fire broke out in a frigate of Bangladesh Navy at Chittagong Naval Base on Tuesday.

It is learnt that fire broke out at BNS Umar Farooq.

Assistant Director of Chittagong Fire Services Mohammad Yahya said the fire broke out in the Bangladesh Navy's frigate in the early Tuesday afternoon from electric shot-circuit. Receiving information, two units of the Fire Services got on board the frigate and doused the fire after 20 minutes of efforts with the cooperation of Bangladesh Navy personnel.

None was injured in the fire. However, the losses caused by the fire could not be known immediately.  

The 340 ft long ship was built in Britain, and served with the UK's Royal Navy for 18 years, before being sold to Bangladesh, arriving here on March 27, 1977. She is currently based at Chittagong, serving with the Commodore Commanding BN Flotilla (COMBAN), where she is used to train midshipman. She is deployed to support operations off the coast, such as anti-piracy and anti-smuggling operations, as well as search and rescue deployments. About 200 personnel serve aboard Umar Farooq, with most living aboard her.

In 2014 Umar Farooq joined in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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