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INS Sumedha comes to rescue of stranded vessel with 13 Indian crew on it near Somali coast

INS Sumedha comes to rescue of stranded vessel with 13 Indian crew on it near Somali coast

A traditional wooden vessel known as ‘dhow’, Al-Hamid was detected by an IN Helicopter launched from the deck of INS Sumedha.



Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 8

Indian Naval Ship Sumedha, currently on an Anti-Piracy Patrol in Gulf of Aden, came to the rescue of the crew of the dhow Al-Hamid on January 6.

A traditional wooden vessel known as ‘dhow’, Al-Hamid was detected by an IN Helicopter launched from the deck of INS Sumedha, which confirmed that the vessel was in distress and drifting near the coast of Somalia.

A boarding team along with a naval technical team embarked on Al-Hamid for routine checks onboard and to render assistance.

The crew of Al-Hamid comprised 13 Indians. The technical team assessment revealed that the dhow had suffered a broken main engine shaft, which was not repairable at sea. The dhow was then towed to safety away from the Somali coast.

Meanwhile, the owner of the dhow Al-Hamid has sent another vessel for towing the dhow to port for repairs. Before departure, INS Sumedha provided fresh water and medical supplies to the crew of the dhow.


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