New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): In a display of India’s obligations as a credible and responsible partner for ensuring safety at sea, Indian Navy units joined other nations in Search and Rescue (SAR) efforts in an Indian Ocean area where a Chinese fishing vessel Lu Peng Yuan Yu had sunk.
In a swift humanitarian action on 17 May Indian Navy deployed its Air MR assets in the Southern IOR approx 900 Nm from India, in response to the sinking of a Chinese Fishing Vessel Lu Peng Yuan Yu 028 with 39 crew onboard. The crew included nationals from China, Indonesia & the Philippines.
Indian navy’s P81 aircraft guided People’s Liberation Army (Navy) warships transiting to the scene of the sinking of the Chinese fishing vessel.
P8I aircraft of the Indian Navy have carried out multiple and extensive searches despite adverse weather, located multiple objects possibly belonging to the sunken vessel.
As an immediate response, SAR equipment was deployed at the scene by the Indian aircraft at the request of PLA(N) ships closing the area, the Indian Nay said in tweets on Friday.