On March 11,\u00a0 INS Talwar deployed in the Gulf of Oman, received a broadcast call from a stranded merchant cargo ship MV Nayan requesting technical assistance. The cargo ship, on transit from Oman to Iraq, was drifting at sea since March 9 owing to the failure of its propulsion, power generation machinery, and navigational equipment. Based on a preliminary aerial assessment of the distress of MV Nayan, the Indian Naval Ship INS Talwar dispatched its Visit Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team along with a technical team by boat to offer assistance to the vessel that had seven Indians as per crew. The naval teams worked continuously for seven hours onboard MV Nayan to operationalize her equipment viz. both Generators, Steering Pump, Sea Water Pump, Compressor and Main Engine thereby making the vessel seaworthy again. The naval team also assisted in operationalizing navigation equipment like GPS and navigation lights before MV Nayan could proceed for her next port.