Indian Navy’s Mission Deployed Destroyer Provides Critical EOD and Medical Assistance to MV In Distress

On 22 February 2024, the Palau Flagged MV Islander caught fire after an attack likely by drone/ missile.

Responding swiftly to the Distress call, Indian Navy’s destroyer, mission deployed in the Gulf of Aden for maritime security operations, arrived in the vicinity of the vessel in the afternoon of 22 February 2024.

Indian Naval EOD specialists embarked the vessel and sanitised it for any residual risk.

The vessel was cleared for onward transit.

On Master’s request, the Medical team also embarked the ship and provided medical assistance to an injured crew member.

Relentless efforts by Indian Naval ships reaffirms Indian Navy’s steadfast commitment towards safety and security of merchant shipping and seafarers.