Friday, September 21, 2012

Maldivian Boat Rescued By Indian Naval Ship Shardul

DSCN96416 by Chindits
DSCN96416, a photo by Chindits on Flickr.
'RANKURI', a 95 feet long Maldivian mechanical boat, with four personnel onboard, reported missing at sea off the Southern cost of Maldives since 17 Sep 12 was rescued by Indian Naval Ship 'INS Shardul' on 20 sep 12.

On a request from the Maldivian authorities on 19 Sep 12, the Indian Navy diverted INS Shardul deployed for EEZ surveillance off West Coast of India. The missing boat 'Rankuri' was estimated to be around 200 NM south of Male. The ship launched an intensive search operation with its integral helicopter and located the boat.

The boat was provided necessary assistance and escorted her safely to Maldives.


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