Indian warship thwarts pirates attack

“INS Delhi,” a guided missile destroyer, was escorting six merchant vessels with 147 crew members, including 40 Indians onboard, on Wednesday when a dhow was spotted approaching the formation at high speed.

The formation escorted by “INS Delhi” was sailing along the International Recommended Transit Corridor, 108 km from the south Yemeni coast, when the sea brigands made the attempt on the merchant vessels around 10 am. The warship launched its marine commandos, who intercepted and boarded the dhow. The commandos found a cache of arms, including a 7.62-mm rifle, six rocket-propelled grenades and ammunition on the dhow.

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