[SPAM] INS Visakhapatnam Deployed In The Gulf Of Aden Attacked By An Unknown Drone
The fake post is shared with claims of a Drone attack 0n the INS Visakhapatnam deployed in The Gulf Of Aden
The below post has been circulating on social media
INS Visakhapatnam Deployed In The Gulf Of Aden Attacked By An Unknown Drone
♦️ بریکنگ نیوز: خلیج عدن میں تعینات ہندوستانی بحریہ کا جہاز ⚓️ انڈین نیول شپ وشاکھاپٹنم نامعلوم ڈرون حملے کی زد میں آ گیا۔
? جہاز کو بڑے نقصان کی اطلاع ہے۔
BREAKING: Indian Navy ship INS Visakhapatnam deployed in Gulf of Aden just got struck by an unknown drone attack. Major… pic.twitter.com/qE2JqMEb5q
— Abdullah Gul (@MAbdullahGul) January 18, 2024
Verification: Merchant Ship in the Gulf of Aden was attacked by Drone
Images of Ships are shared on social media with the claim “Indian Navy ship INS Visakhapatnam deployed in the Gulf of Aden just got struck by an unknown drone attack. Major damage to the ship is being reported.
The claim stands false and misleading. INS Visakhapatnam The Brave Buck did not get struck by an unknown drone attack. Instead, a Merchant ship MV Genco Picardy, under attack by drone, in the Gulf of Aden was saved by INS Visakhapatnam. Check the links shared below to know the facts:
The Indian Navy‘s guided missile destroyer, INS Visakhapatnam responded to a distress call by a Marshall Island-flagged ship in the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday night. The ship was attacked by a drone launched by unknown assailants. The merchant ship was attacked by a drone at 11.11 pm on Wednesday. The Indian naval ship acknowledged the distress call and intercepted the vessel at 12.30 am on Thursday i.e. 18th Jan 2024 and provided assistance. MV Genco Picardy has 22 crew, including 9 Indian sailors. No casualties were recorded. The Navy’s EOD specialists from INS Visakhapatnam boarded the vessel in the early hours of 18 January 24 to inspect the damaged area. After a thorough inspection, the ship was allowed to transit further.
Twitter account SpokespersononNavy shared the tweet regarding the INSVisakhapatnam mission deployed in GulfOfAden for antipiracy operations:
#IndianNavy's Guided Missile Destroyer #INSVisakhapatnam, mission deployed in #GulfofAden for #antipiracy ops, swiftly responded to ???????? ???? by Marshall Island flagged MV #GencoPicardy following a ????? ?????? at 2311 hrs on #17Jan 24 & intercepted the… pic.twitter.com/FOs5aAxLzV
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) January 18, 2024
The first picture of INS Visakhapatnam in the viral post can be seen here and is 2 years old:
The same image can also be seen in the tweet below that was shared on 24th January 2022 by Defence Decode. The second image is the real image of the incident.
INS VISAKHAPATNAM ?? pic.twitter.com/TSxnEMEjBs
— Defence Decode® (@DefenceDecode) January 24, 2022
INS Visakhapatnam did not get struck by an unknown drone attack. Instead, a Merchant ship, under attack by drone, in the Gulf of Aden was saved by INS Visakhapatnam.
Check the interesting video about INS Visakhapatnam “The Brave Buck”
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Post Date: 19 Jan 2024
Post ID: #81119