Indian Navy Rescues Crew Of Ship Attacked By Houthi Rebels

This footage, provided by the Indian Navy, showcases the response and rescue operations conducted by INS "Kolkata" to aid "MV True Confidence", a merchant ship which was struck by a Houthi anti-ship missile on 06 March 2024. The attack killed three crew and wounded a further four.


Although the Houthi claim is that they struck an American-owned ship, the MV True Confidence is registered out of Barbados by a Liberian owned shipping company, which is in turn, owned by a Greek organization. Furthermore, it was crewed mainly by Filipinos, making the rebels' stance on the incident utterly spurious.


The missile strike on True Confidence resulted in severe damage and a fire in the pilot house, causing the surviving crew to abandon ship. INS Kolkata responded to their distress about 55 NM from Aden, and began the rescue operations seen here, rescuing 21 crew members from rafts. The True Confidence crew was ultimately evacuated to Djibouti.


INS Kolkata is the lead ship in the Indian Navy's destroyer class of the same name. She was laid down in 2003 and launched three years later in 2006. Kolkata has been on anti-piracy patrols and operations since late 2023. Two days before the incident seen here, on 4 March 2023, Kolkata responded to a similiarly attacked vessel, MSC Sky II.


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This footage, provided by the Indian Navy, showcases the response and rescue operations conducted by INS "Kolkata" to aid "MV True Confidence", a merchant ship which was struck by a Houthi anti-ship missile on 06 March 2024. The attack killed three crew and wounded a further four.


Although the Houthi claim is that they struck an American-owned ship, the MV True Confidence is registered out of Barbados by a Liberian owned shipping company, which is in turn, owned by a Greek organization. Furthermore, it was crewed mainly by Filipinos, making the rebels' stance on the incident utterly spurious.


The missile strike on True Confidence resulted in severe damage and a fire in the pilot house, causing the surviving crew to abandon ship. INS Kolkata responded to their distress about 55 NM from Aden, and began the rescue operations seen here, rescuing 21 crew members from rafts. The True Confidence crew was ultimately evacuated to Djibouti.


INS Kolkata is the lead ship in the Indian Navy's destroyer class of the same name. She was laid down in 2003 and launched three years later in 2006. Kolkata has been on anti-piracy patrols and operations since late 2023. Two days before the incident seen here, on 4 March 2023, Kolkata responded to a similiarly attacked vessel, MSC Sky II.


About the Author

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Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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