Navy thwarts piracy against Indian bulk carrier in Gulf of Aden

Navy thwarts piracy against Indian bulk carrier in Gulf of Aden

The Indian Navy has thwarted a piracy attempt in the Gulf of Aden saving the 85,000-tonne bulk carrier, MV Jag Amar, from the clutches of armed pirates.
Navy spokesperson Capt DK Sharma said in New Delhi, that INS Trishul, which is on anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden, received a distress call over open radio yesterday and it launched a helicopter from its deck carrying marine commandos.

He said the helicopter closed in on the MV Jag Amar, an India registered carrier, and a small high-speed skiff used by the 12 armed pirates was intercepted. The special forces of the Navy recovered an AK-47 and ladders.

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