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Navy sends ship to Socotra island in Yemen to rescue 38 stranded Indians

In this May 25, 2018 photo, people search among the wreckage of a boat destroyed by Cyclone Mekunu in Socotra Island, Yemen.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

Indian Navy on Sunday launched ‘Operation Nistar’ to evacuate 38 stranded Indians around Socotra island located close to the horn of Africa between the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea.

“INS Sunayna mission deployed in West Arabian Sea has been diverted to reach off Socotra tomorrow,” Indian Navy spokesperson said in a tweet.

Indian seafarers have been stranded due to Cyclone Mekunu which hit that area a few days back. Scocotra is about 1,180 nautical miles from Mumbai.


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