EU NAVFOR Rescues Iranian Crew

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The Iranian Dhow UAID 400 alongside ESPS Navarra (Photo courtesy EU NAVFOR)

On 19th March the EU NAVFOR Spanish warship Navarra was dispatched by the Force HQ (ITS ETNA) to assist an Iranian dhow that had sent out a distress call. The Iranian fishing dhow, named UAID 400, with 13 crewmembers, had suffered a pirate attack some days before and had been left without food, water or sufficient fuel to return to shore.

After a high speed dash, the Navarra’s helicopter located the dhow early the following morning, 60 N Miles from its last known position. The crew were seen on deck waving their arms and making desperate signs for help as the helicopter approached them.
 
Once EU NAVFOR warship ESPS Navarra arrived in the vicinity of the dhow, a boarding party was sent onboard and confirmed that the fishing vessel’s radio equipment was broken and their mobile phones were not working. The crew were already drinking sea water and there was no food onboard. The crew confirmed that it had been four days since the attack.

The fishermen reported that the pirates had kept them tied up for two days without food or water.  When the pirates left they looted the vessel and also took the crew’s possessions. The Navarra provided the crew with sufficient food, water and fuel to ensure that that they could make it back to the nearest harbor.
 

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