Pakistan Navy Ship PNS Shamsheer on Sunday rescued 41 people during a rescue operation in the Gulf of Aden after a boat from Yemen capsized 30 nautical miles north-west in Socotra Island.

PNS Shamsheer is part of the multinational task force 151, a global coalition force, which the Pakistan Navy joined, in the backdrop of a UN Security Council resolution, in 2009 to combat piracy. The Navy has since been an integral part of the force.

According to a spokesperson of the Pakistan Navy, PNS Shamsheer launched a search and rescue operation as soon as the headquarters of task force 151 received information about the capsized boat.

The boat was carrying 61 personnel, out of which 41 have been rescued so far. Operations are still underway to locate the remaining individuals.