The Indian Navy on Saturday ordered a probe into the accident on the yet to be commissioned Kolkata class destroyer that is currently undergoing trials in Mumbai killing one Navy officer and injuring two others.
Commander Kuntal Wadhwa was killed in the accident after a malfunction in the fire fighting system of INS Kolkata.
"A Board of Inquiry has been ordered by the Indian Navy to investigate the causes leading to the accident," said a statement from the Navy.
The ship, currently designated Yard-701 by MDL Mazgaon Docks Limited that is constructing it was undergoing machinery trials in the Mumbai port trust when the incident took place.
The Indian Navy has been hit by a series of crippling accidents recently. Two weeks ago, two officers were killed in a fire aboard a Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna, which had been refitted and was being sea tested.