Indian Navy in Oman Sea: The Indian Navy displayed courage and freed an Iranian ship hijacked by pirates. Indian warship INS Sumitra rescued fishermen and 17 crew members from pirates. According to information, Indian Navy’s warship INS Sumitra has rescued people kidnapped by Somali pirates 700 nautical miles west of Kochi in the Arabian Sea. This Iranian ship MV Iman was carrying 17 crew members, who were kidnapped by pirates.
The Indian Navy swung into action as soon as the information was received. Indian Defense Ministry officials, while disclosing the incident, said that INS Sumitra, deployed in the Gulf of Aden near the eastern coast of the country i.e. near the Arabian Sea, responded immediately. As soon as the danger alarm was raised from the Iranian fishing vessel Iman, a distress call came. Sumitra rapidly increased her speed towards him. Iman was captured by Somalian pirates. The crew members were taken hostage. Indian Navy has rescued all 17 crew members.
Pirates kidnap amid Houthi attacks
The mission deployed Indian Naval ships on anti-piracy and maritime security operations in the Indian Ocean region, symbolizing the Indian Navy’s resolve towards the safety and security of all ships and sailors at sea. The latest attack comes amid a series of attacks by Iran-backed Houthi rebels on cargo ships in the Red Sea and other vital trade routes.
extinguished the fire on the ship
Earlier, a day earlier on January 27, the ship MV MarlinLuanda suddenly caught fire in the Gulf of Aden. The crew had lost all hope. But the Indian Navy present in the Gulf of Aden responded so swiftly in the emergency situation that the fire on the ship was extinguished. The ship caught fire due to an unknown missile attack in the Gulf of Aden. The captain of the ship said that ‘I had lost all hope.’ Indian Navy came like an angel. The captain of the ship hit by the missile thanked the Navy for the rescue.
Fire brought under control after 6 hours of effort
The Indian Navy said a team of 10 firefighters brought the fire under control after six hours. The fire fighting team of an Indian Navy warship extinguished a massive fire that broke out after a missile attack on a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden on Saturday night. INS Visakhapatnam, present in the Gulf of Aden, responded to the SOS call from the merchant ship Marlin Launda. There were 22 Indians and one Bangladeshi national on board the oil tanker.
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