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Indian Navy rescued 23 people from Somali pirates

March 30, 2024 4:25 am

Indian Navy rescued 23 people from Somali pirates

The Indian Navy rescued 23 people from pirates after raiding an Iranian-flagged fishing boat in the Arabian Sea. All the rescued persons are Pakistani nationals.

This information was given in a statement of the Indian Navy on Friday (March 29). News from NDTV.

According to the report, the Indian Navy raided the Iranian boat for 12 hours last Thursday. The boat was located 90 nautical miles southwest of the Yemeni island of Socotra.

In a statement, the force said, two Indian ships launched an operation on the evening of March 28 after receiving information about a piracy incident involving an Iranian fishing boat, Al-Qambar 786. The pirates were forced to surrender due to the necessary strategic measures implemented for more than 12 hours. At this time, 23 Pakistani sailors were rescued safely. The Indian Navy later inspected the vessel thoroughly so that it could resume normal fishing operations.

Earlier on March 17, the Indian Navy rescued the cargo ship of Malta from the grip of Somali pirates by conducting an operation for about 40 hours. 35 pirates who took over the ship were arrested in India. 17 members of the ship were also rescued.

Incidentally, several ships and boats have been attacked by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea for the past few months. After several years, these bandits have come up again.

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