Indian naval ship assisted the stranded vessel at sea

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Indian naval ship assisting the stranded vessel

Indian naval ship assisting the stranded vessel |Source: 11 Mar 2021, Indian naval ship INS Talwar deployed in the Gulf of Oman, received a call from a stranded merchant cargo ship MV Nayan requesting technical assistance.

The cargo ship, on transit from Oman to Iraq, was drifting at sea from 9 March 2021. She had encountered failure of the propulsion system and navigational equipment.

Based on a preliminary aerial assessment about the distress of MV Nayan, the Indian Naval Ship dispatched its VBSS (Visit Board, Search and Seizure) team along with a technical team by boat to offer assistance to the vessel that had seven Indians as her crew. The naval teams worked continuously for seven hours onboard MV Nayan to operationalise her equipment viz. both Generators, Steering Pump, Sea Water Pump, Compressor and Main Engine thereby making the vessel seaworthy again.

The naval team also assisted in operationalising navigation equipment like GPS and navigation lights before MV Nayan could proceed for her next port.



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