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Indian Navy's Swift Response: Rescuing Ship Hit by Missile in the Gulf of Aden

According to the US military, a bulk carrier in the Gulf of Aden was struck by a missile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels, resulting in three fatalities and at least four injuries

Indian Navy's Swift Response: Rescuing Ship Hit by Missile in the Gulf of Aden

On Wednesday, the Indian Navy successfully rescued 21 crew members, including one Indian national, from the Barbados-flagged Liberian-owned bulk carrier True Confidence. The vessel had reportedly been struck by a missile in the Gulf of Aden, resulting in the tragic death of three individuals on board. In response to the incident, the Indian Navy deployed INS Kolkata for Maritime Security Operations, utilizing integral helicopters and boats in the rescue mission.

 

Demonstrating a prompt and resolute reaction, INS Kolkata of the Indian Navy, currently engaged in Maritime Security Operations in the Gulf of Aden, swiftly intervened to rescue a Barbados-flagged Bulk Carrier. This comes on the heels of its recent assistance to the Liberian-flagged Container Vessel, MSC Sky II, both of which were reportedly targeted in drone or missile attacks. The incident took place on Wednesday, 6th March, approximately 54 nautical miles Southwest of Aden.

 

The Indian Navy further mentioned that essential medical assistance was extended to the injured crew members. The bulk carrier True Confidence reported a fire onboard following a drone or missile strike, resulting in the tragic death of three individuals, as reported by AFP. The remaining crew members suffered critical injuries, compelling them to evacuate the vessel. The incident occurred approximately 54 nautical miles southwest of Aden.

 

This incident marks the initial occurrence of casualties resulting from attacks by the Iran-backed Houthis. Over the past few months, these forces have consistently targeted merchant vessels traveling along the Red Sea trade route.

 


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