The Indian Navy on Sunday located the Maldivian Landing Craft which had gone missing two days back. The missing aircraft, Maria 3 was located approx 120 NM East of Male by the Indian Navy rescue team.
Previously, the Navy had deployed a ship and an aircraft to help Maldives in locating the Landing Craft.
Commenting on the matter, Navy spokesperson Capt DK Sharma said that the Navy sent the INS Kirch and a Dornier aircraft for the search and the rescue operation for the missing Maldivian Landing Craft Maria 3.
@HQ_IDS_India @IAF_MCC @PMOIndia @DDNewsLive @airnewsalerts @airdefencenews @PIB_India @SpokespersonMoD @arunjaitley #SAR Indian Navy locates missing Maldivian Landing Craft #Maria3 approx 120 NM East of Male. All crew safe. Necessary help being rendered. pic.twitter.com/PdIU2Ynea6
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) May 21, 2017
The Aircraft, which has six members went missing while it was travelling from K Thulusdhoo, an island in Maldives to L Gan, another island.
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) May 20, 2017
Previously on April 1, ‘Al-Kausar’, with a crew of 10, was hijacked by pirates off the island of Socotra and it was taken to Hobyo port on Somalia’s eastern coast. Later, on April 13, official sources claimed that it had been released by Somalian authorities to the Indian Navy custody.
Hijacked Indian dhow ‘Al-Kausar’ has been released by Somalian authorities to the Indian Navy custody on Thursday, official sources said.