New Delhi, Nov 24 (PTI) An Indian Navy ship has helped a vessel from Cyprus with 27 Indian crew members after it was chased by three skiffs 70 nautical miles off Muscat.
Navy spokesperson Captain D K Sharma said Indian Navy ship Trikand rescued MV Kamlesh after it was chased by the skiffs at around 0230 hours yesterday.
INS Trikand, deployed as part of the mission-based deployment in the Gulf of Oman, also rendered assistance to an Iranian trawler.
Captain Sharma said the trawler had 20 crew onboard and seven was adrift for last five days due engine failure.
He said INS Trikand on receipt of a distress call from the trawler in the Gulf of Oman sent technical team by boat and repaired the trawler after which it resumed its passage.