In a daring rescue operation, the Indian Navy has successfully saved 22 Indian crew members from a British oil tanker that was hit by a missile fired by Houthi rebels of Yemen. The incident took place in the Gulf of Aden, where the Indian warship, INS Visakhapatnam, responded to a distress call from the tanker.
The British oil tanker, Marlin Luanda, was targeted by the Houthis on January 26, resulting in a fire onboard the vessel. The tanker, which has links to the UK, was carrying 22 Indian crew members and one Bangladeshi crew member. The Indian Navy’s INS Visakhapatnam was deployed in the Gulf of Aden to assist in the rescue operation.
The Rescue Efforts
The Indian Navy’s guided missile destroyer, INS Visakhapatnam, played a crucial role in the rescue operation. The ship’s NBCD (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Defense) team was deployed to assist the crew onboard the Marlin Luanda. The Navy also provided firefighting support to the tanker, which was crucial in containing the blaze.
The successful rescue of the 22 Indian crew members and the Bangladeshi crew member has been hailed as a remarkable feat by the Indian Navy. The incident serves as a testament to the Navy’s quick response and its commitment to ensuring the safety of merchant vessels in the region.
The Indian Navy’s INS Visakhapatnam has once again demonstrated its prowess in rescue operations, saving the lives of 22 Indian crew members from a British oil tanker hit by a Houthi missile. The Navy’s swift action and expertise in firefighting and rescue operations have been instrumental in containing the situation and ensuring the safety of the crew members.