In the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Navy defends a ship from a missile attack

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In the Gulf of Aden, a vessel is targeted by Houthi militants: the Indian Navy responds by saving the crew from flames. The Indian navy rescued 23 crew members from a Liberian-flagged ship that was attacked on Monday in the Gulf of Aden. The ship was traveling about 90 nautical miles southeast of Aden when it was reported to be on fire on March 4 evening as a result of a drone/missile attack, according to the Navy. By 22.30 pm, INS Kolkata, a vessel mission stationed in the area for maritime security operations, had swiftly reached the incident site. In ordnance disposal (EOD) team boarded the ship to help with residual risk assessment. The Indian Navy escorted the vessel, which had a crew of 23 people, including 13 Indians, to safe waters.

The Indian Navy spokesperson stated in a post on X that the mission deployed platforms tireless efforts represents the #IndianNavy’s resolve to ensure and security of merchant shipping and seafarers operating in the area.

The declaration was made one day after the attack on the container ship in the Gulf of Aden, owned by Switzerland and flying the Liberian flag, was claimed by Houthi militants. The Houthis, who support Iran, said through a military spokesman that they fired several appropriate naval missiles to target the vessel in the southern red sea, purportedly in aid of Hamas in its conflict with Israel in Gaza. The group has declared that it will not stop attacking vessels until Israel ceases its hostilities.

According to preliminary reports, there were no injuries, the US Central Command stated on X. the ship carried on without asking for assistance.

The attacks on shipping have diverted merchant vessels thousands of miles away from their sea and Suez Canal, causing them to circumnavigate southern Africa and have also resulted in a sharp increase in freight rates. The third attack was on a commercial shipping vessel by Houthi terrorists. The U.S-owned, Greek-operated tanker ship ballistic missile fired by Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists on January 18 at around 9 p.m. The missile struck the water close to the ship as the crew saw. No injuries or ship damage reported from this incident. The US Central Command stated in a post on social media platform X that the ship has continued to move forward. This occurs after the Houthis, who are based in Yemen, earlier declared that they had attacked a US ship in the Gulf of Aden with missiles.

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