The Indian Navy on Saturday said that it has deployed its guided missile destroyer – INS Visakhapatnam – in the Gulf of Aden in response to a distress call from MV Marlin Luanda on the night of January 26.
The British oil tanker Marlin Luanda has 22 Indian and one Bangladeshi crew members onboard.
"The fire-fighting efforts onboard the distressed Merchant Vessel is being augmented by the NBCD team along with firefighting equipment, deployed by INS Visakhapatnam to assist the crew onboard the MV. The MV has 22 #Indian & 01 Bangladeshi crew onboard,” the Indian Navy wrote on X, previously Twitter.
It added that the Indian Navy remains steadfast and committed to safeguarding Merchant Vessels and ensuring the safety of life at sea.