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Indian Navy’s bravery rescues injured crew from Malta’s hijacked ship

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Indian Navy’s bravery rescues injured crew from Malta’s hijacked ship

Indian Navy Malta Ship: The Indian Navy has evacuated an injured crew member from MV Rouen, a hijacked Malta-flagged ship in the early hours of December 18. The injured crew member sustained injuries during the piracy incident, but was reported to be in stable condition. Towards ensuring their safety, IN was successful in securing their release by the hijackers.

The injured crew member was medically managed onboard the IN ship, but due to the need for urgent medical care, which was beyond the scope of the ship, he was transferred ashore in Oman. The Indian Navy is committed to providing assistance to sailors at sea.

There was a stir due to the hijacking of Malta’s ship

Earlier, there was a stir due to the hijacking of a Malta ship in the Arabian Sea. There were a crew of 18 members on board this ship. As soon as information about the kidnapping was received, the Indian Navy was alerted and sent a warship for help. Just a few days ago, an Israeli ship was also hijacked by the Houthis.

The ship had sought help from the Indian Navy

The Indian Navy, after seeking assistance from the ship MV Rouen, sent maritime patrol aircraft and its warships deployed in the Gulf of Aden to monitor the area. Authorities received information about the hijacking attempt last Thursday and the Indian Navy sent a mission to the scene on Friday. The navy said its aircraft flew over the hijacked ship and that it was continuously monitoring the movement of the ship, which was heading towards the Somalia coast.

Indian planes flew over the hijacked plane

To help Malta, the Indian Navy immediately became active in locating the hijacked ship. The Indian Navy warship deployed in the Gulf of Aden to prevent piracy had also chased MV Rouen on Saturday morning, the official said. He said that the entire situation was closely monitored in coordination with other agencies in the area. “The Indian Navy is committed to providing first aid in the region along with international partners and friendly countries and ensuring the safety of merchant ships,” the official said.

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