MUMBAI, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) --One more body of an Indian navy sailor was found in the sunken submarine INS Sindhurakshak Friday morning, adding the victim number to three, local news channel CNN- IBN reported.
"Three bodies have been found and that is confirmed. A search is on for more," Navy spokesman PV Satish said.
The rescue work is very slow as the tremendous heat from the explosions and fire has fused the submarine's hatches. It took divers hours to open the main hatch on Wednesday.
The divers are trying to use heavy-duty pumps to raise the sub, which has suffered extensive damage.
Indian navy on Thursday released the names of the 18 navy personnels trapped and were feared dead, including 3 officers and 15 sailors.
Families of the trapped navy personnels arrived in Mumbai over the past two days.
Fifteen Indian navy personnels remained trapped after the Russian-made Indian Navy submarine caught fire, exploded and sank at midnight Wednesday in a major marine base in downtown Mumbai.
The INS Sindhurakshak is a 10 Kilo-class submarine purchased from Russia in 1997, and it is equipped with Russian Club-S cruise missile systems. India recently spent 18 million U.S. dollars renovating the 16-year-old submarine.