NEW DELHI (Agencies) - The Indian Navy Ship Vindhyagiri, collided with a Cypriot merchant ship MV Nordlake at the Mumbai harbour light house, has sunk. The 3,000-tonne frigate was badly damaged and fire gutted the engine and boiling rooms of the warship. The frigate was towed to the naval Dockyard on the next day morning so as to tackle the intensifying blaze. All aboard were safely evacuated and the ammunition moved out immediately. But the flooded ship sank before the fire could be doused by the Dockyard authorities. The cargo ship Nordlake, apparently due to a radio miscommunication, found itself on a collision course with yet another cargo ship as they were due to pass each other in Mumbai harbour. The two cargo ships narrowly missed each other, but Nordlake, a large vessel moving at speed, found itself heading right towards the Vindhyagiri, whose decks were crowded with family members. The Indian Navy invited family members aboard the INS Vindhyagiri for a days worth of cruising at sea, meant to show them what mommy or daddy does for a living. The incident does raise a few question: How can a large merchant vessel collide with an Indian Naval Warship in broad daylight and why did the Navy showed slackness in calling the fire brigade next day when the engine room was blazing throughout the night. Secondly, if the Mumbai harbour does not even have the capability to dose off such fine, one wonders what happen during war time. It is pertinent to mention that INS Vindhyagiri is a latest version of Leander Class frigate built for specific tasks. These warships have appropriate size for maneuverability and swiftness during any contingency in the marine operations. A loss of such powerful and capable warship is not easy to replace.