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    “Indian Navy Vessel Saves 21 Crew Members After Ship Attacked by Houthi Missile”

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    Indian Navy Warship Rescues 21 From Ship Hit By Houthi Missile

    In a daring maritime rescue operation, the Indian Navy warship INS Kolkata sprang into action to save 21 crew members, including one Indian national, from the Barbados-flagged bulk carrier MV True Confidence. The vessel had been struck by a missile launched by Yemen’s Houthi militants, resulting in three fatalities and multiple injuries.

    The dramatic incident unfolded on Wednesday in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 55 nautical miles southwest of Yemen’s port city, Aden. Faced with imminent peril, the crew sought refuge in a life raft as the INS Kolkata, engaged in maritime security operations in the region, rushed to their aid.

    Commander Vivek Madhwal, a Navy spokesperson, detailed the swift response of the INS Kolkata, which arrived at the scene at 4:45 pm and immediately initiated the rescue operation. Utilizing its integral helicopter and boats, the warship swiftly evacuated the distressed crew, including critically injured individuals, while providing essential medical assistance.

    Following the successful rescue, all 21 crew members, along with the injured personnel, were safely evacuated to Djibouti on the same day, ensuring their prompt medical treatment and care.

    The incident underscores the escalating threat posed by attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea, particularly by Houthi militants. This latest episode adds to growing global concerns regarding maritime security in the region.

    In recent weeks, the Indian Navy has been actively engaged in providing assistance to various merchant vessels navigating the Western Indian Ocean amidst similar attacks. The swift and decisive action of the INS Kolkata highlights the Navy’s commitment to safeguarding maritime interests and ensuring the safety of seafarers operating in perilous waters.

    Sources By Agencies

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