British oil tanker MV Merlin Luanda, which caught fire following an alleged Houthi missile attack in the Gulf of Aden.
In a quick operation, the Indian Navy’s INS Visakhapatnam rescued the British oil tanker MV Merlin Luanda, which caught fire following an alleged Houthi missile attack in the Gulf of Aden. The ship, which was carrying 22 Indian and one Bangladeshi crew members, got a distress call on January 26.
As tensions rose in the Gulf of Aden due to increased Houthi rebel activity, INS Visakhapatnam, which was stationed in the area, quickly dispatched a firefighting squad to aid the stricken vessel. The incident comes after Houthi rebels targeted a US warship and highlights the growing maritime challenges.
The Indian Navy’s response, together with international efforts, demonstrates the necessity for increased maritime security in the Red Sea region. The situation is fluid, with coordinated efforts assuring the crew’s safety among hazardous circumstance.