Indian Navy thwarts piracy attempt in the Gulf of Aden

Indian Navy thwarts piracy attempt in the Gulf of Aden

A stealth frigate of Indian Navy thwarted a piracy attempt on a cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden on Friday.

The INS Trishul thwarted the piracy attempt on Indian cargo ship MV Jag Amar and detained 12 pirates, who came on a skiff, said Indian Navy spokesperson Captain D K Sharma.

The cargo ship, which was targeted by the pirates, had 26 Indian crews on board. All of them were found to be
safe when the marine commandos of the Indian Navy boarded the ship after foiling the piracy attempt at around 12.30 pm.

The Indian Navy personnel recovered an AK-47 rifle with 27 bullets, grapnels, ropes, fuel drums and ladders from the boat of the pirates, said Captain Sharma.

The INS Trishul took part in the first joint naval exercise — PASSEX — by India and the European Union off the coast of Galmadug of Somalia just two days back. The exercise was to enhance cooperation and broaden maritime expertise. The ITS Fasan took part in the exercise on behalf of the EU Naval Force.

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