Following a string of attacks on cargo vessels, the Indian Navy has once again responded to an incident involving an Iranian fishing vessel, FV Ameen, which sustained damages while operating east of Duqm.
The vessel reportedly collided with a merchant vessel, resulting in extensive damage, including a hull breach that led to water ingress. The FV was reported to have six crew members on board at the time of the incident.
An Indian Naval ship, deployed on a mission in the North Arabian Sea for maritime security operations, promptly responded to the distress call from the Fishing Vessel. The naval ship provided damage control assistance and reinforced the hull, ensuring the safety of the vessel for continued transit.
Additionally, the Indian Navy provided medical aid to three injured crew members. The unwavering and consistent efforts of the Indian Navy reaffirm its commitment to ensuring the safety of all vessels and seafarers navigating through the region.
The Indian Navy issued a statement on platform X, indicating that it had offered vital repair assistance and medical aid to the Iranian Fishing Vessel (FV). The vessel, named Ameen and carrying six Iranian crew members, encountered damages while operating east of Duqm, reportedly as a result of a collision with a Merchant vessel. This incident resulted in a hull breach, leading to water ingress.
In January, the firefighting team from the Indian Navy warship INS Visakhapatnam effectively contained a fire aboard the merchant vessel Marlin Luanda.
Accompanied by the crew of the MV, the personnel from the guided missile destroyer worked together to bring the blaze under control, as depicted in visuals shared by the Indian Navy.
Responding to a distress call, INS Vishakhapatnam promptly offered assistance to the merchant vessel, ensuring timely support.
Earlier, the firefighting team of INS Visakhapatnam, consisting of 10 Indian Naval personnel equipped with specialist firefighting gear, swiftly responded to the distress call from the merchant vessel.
Upon receiving the distress call, both a US and a French warship also helped MV Marlin Luanda, as confirmed by the Indian Navy. Asserting its commitment to ensuring the safety of merchant shippers and seafarers, the Indian Navy affirmed its prompt response to the situation.
The Indian Navy spokesperson shared on X, "Fire onboard MV #MarlinLuanda brought under control. Based on the request from the Master of the MV, the firefighting team from #INSVisakhapatnam, comprising 10 Indian Naval personnel with specialist firefighting equipment, embarked on the vessel in the early hours of January 24. After six hours of battling the fire alongside the MV's crew, the firefighting team successfully brought the fire under control."
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