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Indian Navy Provided Assistance to Liberian-Flagged Container Vessel, MSC Sky II

March 5, 2024 Photo(s): By X / indiannavy

On March 4, 2024, INS Kolkata mission-deployed in the Gulf of Aden responded to a request from MSC Sky II, a Liberian-flagged Container Vessel, which was reportedly attacked by a drone/ missile, at about 1900 h (IST) on March 4, 2024, approximately 90 nm South East of Aden.

Consequent to the attack, the master reported smoke and fire onboard. INS Kolkata was immediately diverted to render necessary assistance and arrived at the scene of incident by 2230 h (IST). Based on the request of the Master, the MV was escorted from the scene of incident to the territorial waters of Djibouti by the IN ship.

In the early hours of March 5, 2024, a specialist firefighting team (12 personnel) ex-Kolkata embarked the MV and provided assistance in extinguishing the residual fire/ smoke. Additionally, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team also embarked the MV for residual risk assessment.

The crew of 23 personnel, including 13 Indian nationals are safe and the vessel is proceeding to her next destination.

The swift actions of IN ship reiterate the commitment and resolve of the Indian Navy in safeguarding the seafarers plying through the region.

The vessel, with a crew of 23 personnel, including 13 Indians, has been escorted to safe waters. Relentless efforts by mission deployed platforms symbolises Indian Navy's resolve in ensuring safety and security of merchant shipping and seafarers plying in the region.