Pakistan Navy rescues nine Indian sailors who are stranded

 Pakistan Navy rescues nine Indian sailors who are stranded

Pakistan Navy rescues nine Indian sailors who are stranded

KARACHI: Nine Indian seamen whose tugboat had become stranded at sea were saved from certain death by the Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency.

A St. Kitts and Nevis-registered Ocean Tug SAS-5 that was 167 nautical miles southeast of Karachi on the Indian coast had rendered unusable for a few days. Due to an issue with its electric generators. The tug left without power.

“A distress signal from the ocean received by the Pakistan Navy Joint Maritime Information. And Coordination Center (JMICC) early on February 24,” the statement stated.

A Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft tasked to locate the tug at sea followed by a Search. And Rescue operation by Pakistan Maritime Security Ship Kashmir. Which deployed on routine Maritime Security Operations in the area, according to the navy.

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According to the navy, “PMSS KASHMIR secured. The distressed tugboat alongside and the defect was rectified after three hours of strenuous repair efforts.” Before the rescue, the tugboat had lost its electrical power.

In addition to technical support, the weary Tug crew received cooked meals, fresh water, and medical facilities. After the SAR operation finished. The tug was able to proceed to its next port of call, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

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