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Navy evacuates from hijacked vessel sailor hurt in firing | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Indian destroyer INS Kochi has evacuated one of the 18 sailors on board the hijacked commercial vessel MV Ruen for urgent medical attention after he was injured in firing by the pirates, even as another warship INS Kolkata has now reached the Gulf of Aden.
The injured sailor, a Bulgarian national who has a gunshot injury near his shoulder, was evacuated to INS Kochi off the coast of Somalia in the early hours of Monday after negotiations with the pirates on the hijacked Malta-flagged bulk carrier.
“The sailor had sustained injuries during the piracy incident but was reported to be stable. Towards ensuring his safety, the Indian warship was successful in ensuring his release by the hijackers,” an officer said on Tuesday.
“He was given first-aid treatment on board the warship and then dropped at a port in Oman for specialist medical treatment ashore. The Indian Navy remains committed to rendering assistance to mariners at sea,” he added.
Guided-missile destroyer INS Kolkata, meanwhile, is also now on patrol in the Gulf of Aden, continuing with India’s policy to continuously deploy warships in the piracy-infested region since October 2008.
The fresh deployment comes even as US announced a 10-country “multinational security initiative”, including the UK, Canada, France, Italy and Bahrain, to protect merchant vessels and trade in the Red Sea after attacks by Houthi rebels of Yemen.



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