Monday, August 30, 2010

Indian Navy Submarine XO Dies At Sea

Lt Cdr Firdaus D Moghal, Executive Officer of Indian Naval Submarine Shankush (photo) died in an accident at sea off Mumbai this morning. The submarine, on a planned exercise had developed a defect as a result of which, the boat's maintenance crew had come out on the casing to attempt repairs. While on deck, the maintenance team was washed overboard due to very rough sea state.

A team of fiove officers and sailors led by the Executive Officer Lt Cdr Moghal started the rescue operation immediately and managed to recover all the sailors who were washed overboard. During the operation, the officer was also washed overboard and suffered injuries on his forehead. He was subsequently rescued by a Navy helicopter dispatched from INS Shikra (Naval Air Station) at Mumbai. The officer was administered first aid in-flight, but could not be revived. The post mortem report has indicated death by drowning due to an injury.

The officer was commissioned on Jan 1, 1998 and is survived by his wife Kerzinn and a two year old son. Rest in peace.

Photo Copyright Kapil Chandni/Bharat Rakshak

26 comments:

Heberian aka K-LT said...

RIP Lt. Cdr. Firdaus Moghal. Condolences to his family.

Deshdaaz said...

RIP Lt. Cdr. Firdaus Moghal. Condolences to the family.

Anonymous said...

S!

Anonymous said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

Almost similar accident happened and depicted in movie 'BELOW'.

Captain and XO gets killed in mysterious circumstances.


RIP cdr. moghal

Mr. Ra said...

RIP Lt. Cdr. Firdaus Moghal. Condolences to his family.

Anonymous said...

RIP....I Salute to his brave act...

Shubham said...

RIP Lt. Cdr. Firdaus Moghal. May god give courage and strength to his family to bear this loss..

Anonymous said...

May the brave submariner's soul rest in peace.

Γάμμα said...

RIP ... Lt Cdr Moghal

Jai Hind !

Anonymous said...

the brave XO should be conferred exemplary service medal;
shiv..whats the highest order XO can be conferred..
i salute him and his entire family

Anonymous said...

Sheer incompetence, US operates far more submarines in true bluewaters yet you never hear of this kind of avoidable accidents. fact is in India human lives have no value and even basic safety gear and procedures are employed.

Anonymous said...

RIP.. Lt Cdr Moghul.

Was it a Kilo class submarine? :-(

Anonymous said...

Buy more Russian pieces of crrap, will you, Mama India?

Jeet Hormuz said...

In the finest traditions of the Indian Navy. RIP.

Anonymous said...

Gen. JJ Singh with great pride says, We are an officer centric force," and was wounded severely when he once decided to lead a convoy at the van during a patrol in J&K. Field Marshal Manekshaw proved himself in battle when he carried a wounded sepoy to safety ignoring his own injuries. Lt.Cdr. Moghal in ht efinest traditions of the Indian armed forces leapt to rescue his men disregarding his own safety. We wish he were with us today. What a fine example of valor, selflessnes and compassion.

Jayanta Sarkar said...

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Commander Firdaus D Moghul.Mother India will always remember you.Our deepest condolences to the family.

Hardik Patidar said...

RIP brave XO...

salute to Lt. Cdr. Firdaus Moghal.

Anonymous said...

RIP...Salute!

Anonymous said...

INS Shankush is a German HDW 209 submarine (Shishumar Class)

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_submarine_incidents_since_2000

For the know-it-all chairborne/keyboard commandos

Anonymous said...

Salute to the Naval officer, his bereaved wife and family

Anonymous said...

RIP

Regret the loss,
May not be the time for this , but when will our national leaders standup to such commitments.

Anonymous said...

RIP, Moghul
i salute the act of bravery to save you shipmates and giving your life for them. may God give strength to the family to bear the loss...

freespirit71 said...

It was an act of valour.

Anonymous said...

the act of bravery is beyond despute...
but who shall sail such subs of ill repute?
Only the CO.. so incompetent and spineless.
I dont understand why they dont give time for repairs in harbour before putting defective submarines for a mission in unforgiving seas.
a totally uncalled for accident.
may the guilty be brought to book.
They will call for another safety stand down and thereafter throw all safeties overboard