Pakistan Navy rescues eight Iranian fishermen

Timely and successful operation exemplifies Navy's capability to deal with all sorts of situations at sea, says ISPR

News Desk March 25, 2024
The timely and successful rescue operation exemplifies Pakistan Navy's capability to deal with all sorts of situations at sea. SCREENGRAB

Pakistan Navy on Monday responded swiftly to a distress call from a burning ship in the open sea, successfully rescuing eight Iranian fishermen, the military said in a statement.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), PNS Yarmook promptly responded to the distress call and executed the rescue operation with extreme agility, showcasing humanitarian values.

It said that the vessel not only successfully rescued all fishermen but also played a commendable role in extinguishing the fire.

The timely and successful rescue operation exemplifies the Pakistan Navy's capability to deal with all sorts of situations at sea.

Under the banner of humanitarianism, the Pakistan Navy's rescue operation reaffirms its commitment to ensuring maritime safety and preserving human life at sea, the statement concluded.

Read more: Navy recovers bodies of 10 missing fishermen

In February, the Pakistan Navy in coordination with the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) saved the lives of nine Indian seamen at sea.

An Ocean Tug SAS-5 registered at St Kitts & Nevis was disabled for last few days near the Indian coast at a position 167 NM southeast of Karachi. The tug suffered a failure of its electric generators and had no electrical supply, a Pakistan Navy news release said.

In the early morning of February 4, Pakistan Navy Joint Maritime Information and Coordination Centre (JMICC) received a distress signal from the Ocean.

The Tug began its voyage from Indian port of Debhol at Maharashtra on February 1 and was heading to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Upon reaching the distressed Tug, PMSS KASHMIR secured the Tug alongside and after three hours of strenuous repair efforts the defect was rectified. Besides technical assistance, medical facilities, fresh water and cooked meals were also provided to the fatigued crew of the Tug. Upon completion of SAR operation, the tug successfully resumed its voyage towards next port of call at Sharjah.

The professional and timely response by PN and PMSA assets was highly acknowledged and lauded by the salvaged crew of the Tug.


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