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Indian Navy helps Pakistani crew onboard Iranian fishing vessel after distress call

Indian Navy responded to a distress call and provided critical medical assistance to a Pakistani crew member aboard the Iranian fishing vessel Al Rahmani, according to an Indian Navy spokesperson.

Written by  Shgun S -- May 04th 2024 01:51 PM
Indian Navy helps Pakistani crew onboard Iranian fishing vessel after distress call

Indian Navy helps Pakistani crew onboard Iranian fishing vessel after distress call

PTC News Desk: The Indian Navy responded to a distress call and provided critical medical assistance to a Pakistani crew member aboard the Iranian fishing vessel Al Rahmani, according to an Indian Navy spokesperson.

The warship INS Sumedha, which was deployed for anti-piracy operations in the Arabian Sea, intercepted the fishing vessel Al Rahmani in the early hours of April 30.


The ship's boarding team and medical specialists boarded the fishing vessel and granted medical acceptance to the crew member.

The spokesperson went on to say, "In a swift response to a distress call, #INSSumedha, mission deployed for #antipiracy ops in the #ArabianSea provided critical medical assistance to an Iranian FV (with 20 Pakistani crew), for a near drowning case of one of its crew member."

"Responding swiftly to the distress call, INS Sumedha intercepted FV Al Rahmani in the early hours of #30Apr 24. Ship's boarding team & medical specialists boarded the FV & rendered medical assistance to the crew member, who was experiencing laboured breathing with active seizures."

According to the Indian Navy Spokesperson, the patient was conscious after medical treatment and clinically relieved.

"Post medical management, the patient was oriented, conscious and relieved clinically. Relentless efforts by mission deployed units of #IndianNavy symbolises its steadfast commitment towards safeguarding and assisting seafarers operating in the region," the Indian Navy Spokesperson added.

- With inputs from agencies

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