Indian warship provided help to a cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden, which caught fire after the missile attack

After a missile attack in the Gulf of Aden on February 22, the merchant ship MV Islander, flying the flag of Palau, caught fire. The Indian Navy intervened and offered support right away. A Navy destroyer that was responding to the distress call, according to the Navy, arrived in the ship's vicinity on February 22 in the afternoon. After cleaning the ship, the Navy approved more voyages.

Feb 25, 2024 - 14:21
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Indian warship provided help to a cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden, which caught fire after the missile attack

After a missile attack in the Gulf of Aden on February 22, the merchant ship MV Islander, flying the flag of Palau, caught fire. The Indian Navy intervened and offered support right away. A Navy destroyer that was responding to the distress call, according to the Navy, arrived in the ship's vicinity on February 22 in the afternoon. The attacks on different ships in the Red Sea by Houthi terrorists have raised concerns throughout the world, and this incident has brought those worries to light.

After cleaning the ship to reduce any possibility of contamination from the missile strike, a Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team cleared it for continued travel. According to military authorities, one of the ship's crew members was injured. An array of Navy physicians attended to him. The Indian Navy had earlier this month foiled a piracy attempt on an Iranian-flagged fishing vessel with a crew of 11 Iranians and eight Pakistani nationals off the east coast of Somalia.

In January, an Indian warship rescued 19 Pakistani crew members of an Iranian-flagged fishing vessel after it was attacked by pirates off the east coast of Somalia. The Navy had on January 5 foiled an attempt to hijack the Liberian-flagged ship MV Leela Norfolk in the North Arabian Sea and rescued all its crew members.

The US military said Saturday that an oil slick spread 18 miles (29 kilometres) after Houthi militants attacked a Belize-flagged ship this month. US Central Command said the Rubymar, a British-registered, Lebanese-operated cargo ship, was attacked on February 18 while passing through the Bab el-Mandeb strait connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The ship was heading to Bulgaria carrying more than 41,000 tonnes of fertiliser.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer
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