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New Delhi, January 29 (Til) An Indian Navy warship stationed in the eastern coastal area of ​​Somalia has acted on the basis of intelligence received from an Iranian-flagged ship. Some pirates boarded the ship.

The Indian Navy’s warship INS Sumitra took immediate action and ensured the safe release of the hijacked vessel and its crew, the Navy said on Monday.

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“INS Sumitra, deployed for anti-piracy operations off the east coast of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden, acted on reports of the hijacking of the Iranian-flagged fishing vessel Iman,” the military said. -Navy Commander Vivek Madhwal. The ship was boarded by pirates, and the crew was taken hostage.

He said INS Sumitra intercepted the vessel and acted as per the prescribed Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to force the pirates to release the crew and the vessel safely.


Madhwal said all 17 crew members on board the ship and the boat were successfully freed.

“The deployment of Indian Navy warships in anti-piracy and maritime security operations in the Indian Ocean region reflects the Indian Navy’s commitment to protect all ships and seafarers at sea,” the spokesperson said.

Til Vaibhav Prashant


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