Indian navy foils piracy attempt in the Gulf of Aden
Sheetal Sukhija - Saturday 7th October, 2017
The Navy's stealth frigate INS Trishul foiled the piracy attempt
The Indian bulk carrier foiled the piracy attempt in the Gulf of Aden
The piracy attempt was made on the Indian ship MV Jag Amar and the INS Trishul
NEW DELHI, India - The Indian Navy’s stealth frigate INS Trishul dramatically foiled a piracy attempt against an Indian bulk carrier in the Gulf of Aden.
According to authorities, 12 pirates on a skiff made the piracy attempt on the Indian ship.
Navy spokesperson Capt D K Sharma said in a statement that the piracy attempt was made on the Indian ship MV Jag Amar at 12:30 pm and the INS Trishul, which was on an anti-piracy deployment in the region, responded immediately.
The Navy spokesperson said that all 26 Indian crew onboard the Indian ship were safe.
The Navy's elite Marcos commandos carried out a swift operation to rescue the 85,000-tonne bulk carrier.
Capt Sharma added that an AK 47, one magazine with 27 rounds, grapnels, ropes, fuel drums and ladders were recovered during the operation.
Indian Navy officials said that they have been actively engaged in anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, a key shipping route near the southern tip of the Red Sea between Somalia and Yemen.
Earlier this year, Indian and Chinese navies rescued a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden after it was hijacked by Somali pirates.
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