INS Shardul helped tug 'Bes Power' of Singapore which was stranded due to the cyclone 35 nautical miles north-east of Minicoy Island late last night.
On being asked, the tug crew requested 45 tonnes of fuel to continue passage to Maldives. "Fuel was transferred to the Tug in true naval ethos of being the first responder to all," a Defence spokesman said here today.
He also said a Coast Guard Ship Vaibhav has recovered two bodies off Alappuzha.
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