Naval force Evacuates 38 Stranded Indians From Cyclone-Hit Island In Yemen
Naval force Evacuates 38 : Cyclonic tempest Mekenu had hit Socotra on May 24 leaving a trail of decimation.
NEW DELHI: In a quick task, the Indian Navy today protected 38 Indians from Socotra island in Yemen where they were stranded for almost 10 days after a serious cyclonic tempest hit the zone.
The Navy yesterday had occupied its ship INS Sunayna from the Gulf of Aden to Socotra as a major aspect of the task ‘NISTAR’ to protect the Indians, Navy representative Captain D K Sharma said.
He said the stranded Indians were saved off the shoreline of Socotra early today and are presently locally available INS Sunayna, including every one of them were protected. The ship is bringing the Indians back home.
“The activity, code-named ‘NISTAR’, was done on the morning of June 3 off the bank of Socotra. The cleared Indians were set out on board and promptly gave therapeutic care, nourishment, water and phone offices to call and console their families at home,” Mr Sharma said.
He said the ship is continuing towards Porbandar in Gujarat.
Cyclonic tempest Mekenu had hit Socotra on May 24 leaving a trail of destruction.
“Three Indian dhows (vessel) at Socotra endured harms/sank close by in the harbor and another Dhow, MSV Safina Al Khijar with 12 Indians locally available is accounted for to miss,” said the Navy representative.
INS Sunayna was conveyed for the compassionate and calamity alleviation task after the Navy got a misery call from the Directorate General of Shipping and the Indian Sailing Vessels Association.
The Navy had attempted two airborne fights on May 28 and 29 to look for the missing Indians.
(This Story Originating From NDTV)