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Indian Navy rescues Iranian ship from pirates
Amidst the tense situation in the Gulf region, there is an ongoing crisis related to safe shipping on the sea lanes. In such a situation, the Indian Navy is also on high alert. Navy Mission Deployed warships are responding quickly to ensure the safe release of the hijacked vessel and crew.
INS Sumitra, deployed on anti-piracy operations off the east coast of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden, quickly responded to an emergency call regarding the hijacking of the Iranian-flagged fishing vessel (FV) Iman. This fishing vessel was boarded by pirates and they took the crew hostage.
Safe release of all 17 people
INS Sumitra, which came to help, surrounded the vessel and forced the pirates to release all 17 crew members safely along with the vessel. After relentless efforts, all 17 crew members on board the ship could be safely released.
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After the ship was freed from the pirates, it was thoroughly inspected, and when everything was found to be correct, it was sent on its next voyage.
Work done through SoP
Indian Navy Spokesman Vivek Madhwal said: “Information about the hijacking of the Iranian-flagged fishing vessel Iman, INS Sumitra, deployed for anti-piracy operations off the east coast of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden responded immediately to the information. The pirates boarded the ship and the crew were captured. He said INS Sumitra acted in accordance with the prescribed Standard Operating Procedures (SoP) to force the pirates to release the crew and the vessel safely.
Mission Deployed has deployed Indian Navy ships on anti-piracy and maritime security operations in the Indian Ocean region, reflecting the Indian Navy’s commitment to the safety and security of all ships and crew at sea. In recent times, the Indian Navy has rescued many ships in trouble.