INS TEG LENDS AS­SIS­TANCE TO MV VELA IN THE GULF OF ADEN

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On Au­gust 25, 2018, whilst pa­trolling in the piracy in­fested wa­ters of Gulf of Aden, INS Teg, a warship of the Western Naval Com­mand, re­ceived a call from a Com­bined Task Force air­craft for pro­vid­ing as­sis­tance to MV Vela, a Nor­we­gian owned ship with an all In­dian crew. The ves­sel was in dis­tress as her Port An­chor along with the en­tire 330 mtrs ca­ble weigh­ing ap­prox 42 tons had in­ad­ver­tently slipped and was hang­ing into the sea. This had se­verely dis­abled the ship with her speed be­ing re­stricted to 5-6 knots, thus mak­ing her vul­ner­a­ble to piracy at­tacks, apart from be­ing a nav­i­ga­tional haz­ard for her­self as well as for other ships in the dense ship­ping cor­ri­dor.

INS Teg quickly dis­patched a spe­cial­ist team to carry out an as­sess­ment of the sit­u­a­tion and pro­vided as­sis­tance for re­cov­ery of the an­chor and ca­ble. Con­certed ef­forts over three days fi­nally re­sulted in the suc­cess­ful re­cov­ery of the an­chor along­with the en­tire 330 m of ca­ble.

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