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Drone attack on 22-member commercial ship in Gulf of Aden, Indian Navy retaliated

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Once again a commercial ship has been targeted by attackers in the Gulf of Aden. There were a total of 22 crew members on this ship, including 9 Indians. However, the Indian Navy responded swiftly. Due to this, all the Indian crew have been rescued safely. This is the second attack in the Gulf of Aden in the last one month. Due to this there is unrest in the Gulf of Aden also. Indian Army’s warship is continuously taking action against the attackers.

It is being told that there was a drone attack on a commercial ship flagged by Marshall Islands in the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday night, after which the Indian Navy retaliated immediately. The officers provided this information. He said that there were 22 crew members on board the ship, including nine Indians. Officials said the Indian Navy’s missile destroyer INS Visakhapatnam responded within an hour of receiving an emergency message from the ship ‘Genco Picardy’. He said the commercial ship was attacked 60 nautical miles south of Port Aden.

He said Indian Navy’s EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) experts visited the ship on Thursday morning to inspect it. Officials said that EOD experts have cleared the ship for onward voyage after a thorough investigation. “INS Visakhapatnam, deployed in the Gulf of Aden for anti-piracy operations, issued an emergency alert regarding Marshall Islands-flagged MV Genco Picardy being in distress following a drone attack at 11:11 pm on Wednesday,” a Navy spokesperson said. Responded to the message quickly. (Language)

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