INS Talwar comes to aid of stranded cargo ship MV Nayan near Oman.
The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Talwar, which is currently deployed in the Gulf of Oman, received a broadcast call from a stranded merchant cargo ship, MV Nayan. The crew onboard requested the Indian Navy for technical assistance. The cargo ship which was in transit from Oman, was headed to Iraq.
On March 9, the vessel started drifting at sea. According to sources, this was due to three main reasons: failure of the vessel’s propulsion, power generation machinery and navigational equipment.