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Indian Navy swiftly responds to distress call from Iranian fishing vessel, extends medical aid to crew

Responding to the distress call from the Fishing Vessel, an Indian Naval ship, mission deployed in the North Arabian Sea for maritime security operations, provided damage control assistance and undertook strengthening of the hull, rendering the boat safe for further transit.

Reported By : Manish Prasad Edited By : Ajeet Kumar
New Delhi
Updated on: February 12, 2024 14:57 IST
Indian Navy swiftly responds to distress call
Image Source : INDIA TV Indian Navy swiftly responds to a distress call

Amid a series of attacks on cargo vessels, the Indian Navy has again swung into action after Iranian FV Ameen, operating East of Duqm, sustained damages allegedly due to a collision with a merchant vessel. The vessel reportedly has six crew members on board. The FV sustained extensive damages including a hull breach leading to water ingress.

Responding to the distress call from the Fishing Vessel, an Indian Naval ship, mission deployed in the North Arabian Sea for maritime security operations, provided damage control assistance and undertook strengthening of the hull, rendering the boat safe for further transit. Medical aid also extended to three injured crew members. 

"The relentless and persistent efforts of the Indian Navy reaffirms its resolve towards the safety of all vessels and seafarers transiting in the region," the Navy said in a statement. 

Earlier last month, the Indian Navy warship INS Sumitra successfully rescued fishing vessel Al Naeemi and 19 crew, all Pakistani nationals, from 11 Somali pirates, along the East Coast of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden. INS Sumitra, the indigenous offshore patrol vessel of the Indian Navy, had been deployed for anti-piracy and maritime security operations east of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden. The warship responded to a distress call regarding the hijacking of FV Iman, which was boarded by pirates and crew taken as hostages, and acted by the established SOPs to coerce the pirates for the safe release of the crew along with the boat, said the Indian Navy in a statement.

Also Read: Indian Navy's INS Sumitra rescues 19 Pakistan sailors kidnapped by Somali pirates

 

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