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Indian Navy renders help to stranded cargo in Gulf of Oman

The Indian Navy provided aid to a stranded cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman, drifting aimlessly after encountering a glitch of its propulsion and power generation systems. The ship had seven Indian crew members. INS Talwar assisted the stranded ship MV Nayan after receiving a call of request for help. 

“Based on the preliminary aerial assessment about the distress of ship 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,” an Indian Navy spokesperson said. 

The official said that the Naval teams worked continuously for seven hours onboard MV Nayan to operationalise her key equipment such as generators, steering pump, seawater pump, compressor, and main engine. The cargo ship was going from Oman to Iraq. 

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