The News Scroll 08 January 2020  Last Updated at 12:56 pm | Source: IANS

Indian Navy rescue 13 crew member of distressed private vessel

Indian Navy rescue 13 crew member of distressed private vessel
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Indian Navy rescue 13 crew member of distressed private vessel

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Indian Navy Ship Sumedha during anti-piracy patrol in Gulf of Aden rescued 13 crew members of a private vessel which was in distress, Indian Navy offical said on Wednesday.

"A traditional wooden vessel known as Al-Hamid was detected om January 6 by an Indian Navy helicopter launched from the deck of INS Sumedha, which confirmed that the vessel was in distress and drifting near the coast of Somalia," Indian Navy offical said.

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

The crew of Al-Hamid comprised 13 Indian citizens.

The technical team assessment revealed that the vessel had suffered a broken main engine shaft, which was not repairable at sea. The vessel was then towed to safety away from the Somali coast.

Meanwhile, the owner of the 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.

--IANS

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