INS Visakhapatnam, actively engaged in anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, demonstrated its rapid response capabilities by thwarting a drone attack on the Marshall Island flagged MV Genco Picardy.
New Delhi, January 18, 2024 – In a rapid and decisive move, the Indian Navy’s Guided Missile Destroyer, INS Visakhapatnam, currently on a crucial mission in the Gulf of Aden to counter piracy, displayed its readiness and prowess by swiftly addressing a distress call. The incident unfolded at 2311 hours yesterday when the Marshall Island flagged MV Genco Picardy came under a drone attack.
Responding to the urgent situation, INS Visakhapatnam immediately sprang into action to assist the distressed vessel. The destroyer’s prompt reaction exemplifies the Indian Navy’s commitment to maintaining maritime security in the region. The Gulf of Aden is a vital area for international shipping, and INS Visakhapatnam’s presence underscores India’s dedication to safeguarding maritime interests and ensuring the safety of vessels navigating these waters.
The details of the drone attack and the subsequent response by INS Visakhapatnam are currently under investigation. The Indian Navy remains vigilant and prepared to address any challenges that may arise during its mission in the Gulf of Aden.