The Philippine Navy patrol ship BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS-16) caught fire Thursday evening (May 7) shortly after it left the port of Cochin, India.
Fire broke out at the main engine room of the ship while it was leaving Indian waters around 8 p.m. (Indian time). The fire lasted for 10 minutes, the Navy said in a statement Friday.
Two enlisted men suffered second degree burns. They will be airlifted to a naval hospital in Cochin,
India for “extensive medical attention.”