Indian Navy conducts daring rescue operation of 21 crew after Houthi target vessel in Gulf of Aden I WATCH – India TV


Indian Navy rescue operation in Guld of Aden
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Setting another example of fearlessness, the Indian Navy on Wednesday rescued 21 crew members including an Indian national after their cargo vessel was attacked by a missile by Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the Gulf of Aden. In a social media post, the Indian Navy said that INS Kolkata rescued the crew using “integral helicopter and boats”. It added that the navy personnel involved in the operation also provided them with critical medical aid.

According to the statement released by the Indian Navy’s spokesperson, the vessel which was targeted was Barbados-flagged Liberian-owned bulk carrier True Confidence. Taking to X, the Indian Navy wrote, “Indian Navy’s swift response to Maritime Incident in the Gulf of Aden. Barbados Flagged Bulk Carrier MV #TrueConfidence reported on fire after a drone/missile hit on 06 Mar, approx 54 nm South West of Aden, resulting in critical injuries to crew, forcing them to abandon ship.”

“INS Kolkata deployed for Maritime Security Operations, arrived on location at 1645 hrs & rescued 21 crew, incl one Indian national, using integral helicopter and boats. Critical medical aid was provided to the injured crew. The crew of #TrueConfidence were subsequently evacuated to Djibouti, PM 06 Mar,” they added.

This is a developing story. More details will be added.





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