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Navy’s INS Trishul thwarts pirate attack on Indian ship in Gulf of Aden

The piracy attempt was made on the Indian ship MV Jag Amar at 12:30 pm.

india Updated: Oct 06, 2017 19:35 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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File photo of INS Trishul.(Photo: Indian Navy)

The Navy’s stealth frigate INS Trishul on Friday foiled a piracy attempt against an Indian bulk carrier in the Gulf of Aden.

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, Navy spokesperson Capt D K Sharma said.

He said 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 said an AK 47, one magazine with 27 rounds, grapnels, ropes, fuel drums and ladders were recovered during the operation.

Twelve pirates on a skiff made the piracy attempt on the Indian ship.

The Indian Navy has 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.

In April, the India and Chinese navies had rescued a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden after it was hijacked by Somali pirates.

First Published: Oct 06, 2017 18:35 IST