Indian Navy Rescues Crew from Somali Pirates

Lilu Dhruw
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Indian Navy Rescues Crew from Somali Pirates

In a swift and successful mission, the Indian Navy’s patrol vessel INS Sumitra carried out two consecutive anti-piracy operations off the east coast of Somalia, rescuing crew members from hijacked fishing vessels.

The first operation involved the rescue of the Iranian-flagged fishing vessel Al Naeemi and its 19 Pakistani crew members, who were attacked by 11 Somali pirates. The INS Sumitra swiftly intervened, neutralizing the threat and ensuring the safety of the crew.

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Before this, the INS Sumitra had secured the release of the Iranian-flagged fishing vessel Iman, which was captured by Somali pirates, and rescued its 17 Iranian crew members. Employing standard operating procedures and decisive tactics, the INS Sumitra successfully liberated the vessel and its crew within hours of the initial distress call.

In less than 36 hours, the INS Sumitra demonstrated its efficiency by rescuing a total of 36 crew members from two hijacked fishing vessels, comprising 17 Iranians and 19 Pakistanis. These operations were conducted in the Southern Arabian Sea, approximately 1,500 km west of Kochi.

The INS Sumitra has been deployed for anti-piracy and maritime security operations in the east of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden, contributing significantly to ensuring safety and security in the region.

The successful missions underscore the Indian Navy’s commitment to combating piracy and safeguarding maritime activities in vulnerable waters, exemplifying its capabilities in responding to threats and protecting seafarers at sea.

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