The Indian Navy rescues 19 Pakistanis who were on board a fishing vessel hijacked by Somali pirates

The Indian Navy conducted its second successful anti-piracy operation in less than 36 hours.

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The Indian Navy rescued the Al Nuaimi fishing vessel and its crew (19 Pakistani nationals) from 11 Somali pirates.

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On Tuesday, January 30, the Indian Navy conducted its second successful anti-piracy operation in less than 36 hours. The operation off the eastern coast of Somalia rescued the fishing vessel Al Nuaimi and its crew (19 Pakistani nationals) from 11 Somali pirates.

INS Sumitra quickly responded to the ship’s distress call. “On PM 29 January 2024, through coercive positions and effective deployment of its integrated helicopter and boats, it was forced to safely release the crew and vessel. The vessel also performed a confirmatory boarding to sterilize and validate the crew detained by the Somali pirates,” the Navy spokesperson said in an official statement. .

The Indian Navy rescued the Al Nuaimi fishing vessel and its crew (19 Pakistani nationals) from 11 Somali pirates.

The ship also made a confirmatory boarding to sterilize and verify the health of the crew captured by Somali pirates.

On PM 28 January 2024, the warship INS Sumitra responded to a distress message regarding the hijacking of the Iranian-flagged fishing vessel (FV) Iman, on which pirates had boarded and taken the crew hostage. INS Sumitra intercepted the FV, and after standard operating procedures and forced positions, the ship and its crew (17 Iranian nationals) were safely rescued in the early hours of 29 January 2024. FV Iman was sterilized and released to continue the transit.

The Indian Navy responded to a distress message regarding the hijacking of Iranian-flagged fishing vessel (FV) Eman.

The Gulf of Aden witnessed several attacks on commercial ships. Since the conflict between Israel and Hamas began on October 7, the Houthis have carried out drone and missile attacks in the Red Sea in support of Palestinians under the Israeli blockade in the Gaza Strip, forcing commercial ships linked to Israel to change course and take longer routes. Reuters reported that the region is located around the southern tip of Africa.

The Indian Navy responded quickly on January 18 to a drone attack on the Marshall Island-flagged cargo ship MV Genco Picardy, which had a crew of 22, including nine Indians.

On January 5, the Indian Navy foiled an attempted hijacking of the Liberian-flagged ship MV Lila Norfolk in the North Arabian Sea and rescued all its crew members.

On December 23, the Liberian-flagged ship MV Chem Pluto with 21 Indian crew on board was attacked by a drone off the west coast of India.

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