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Indian Navy MARCOS Rescue 19 Pakistan Sailors Kidnapped By Pirates

In a remarkable display of efficiency and dedication, this operation marked the second successful anti-piracy intervention by INS Sumitra within just 36 hours.

The Indian Navy warship INS Sumitra successfully conducted a rescue operation for 19 Pakistani sailors who were taken hostage by pirates after their fishing vessel was hijacked off Somalia’s east coast on Monday.

This marked the warship’s second anti-piracy mission within a span of 36 hours, according to the Indian Navy. The incident involved eleven armed pirates boarding the Iranian-flagged fishing vessel FV Al Naeemi and taking its 19 Pakistani crew members captive. The INS Sumitra then intercepted the hijacked vessel, forcing the pirates to relinquish control and release the hostages.

Quickly addressing the unfolding crisis, the Indian Navy’s INS Sumitra intercepted a fishing vessel, FV Al Naeemi, under pirate control on January 29, 2024. Using a combination of tactical maneuvers, the deployment of its onboard helicopter, and small boats, the warship successfully ensured the release of both the vessel and its crew without harm. Navy personnel then boarded the fishing vessel to ensure the wellbeing of the crew.

In a remarkable display of efficiency and dedication, this operation marked the second successful anti-piracy intervention by INS Sumitra within just 36 hours, following a similar rescue off the Somali coast. This time, the warship saved 19 Pakistani sailors from 11 armed pirates who had seized their Iranian-flagged vessel. The swift action of INS Sumitra not only freed the hostages but also averted the potential use of the hijacked fishing vessels for further piratical activities in the maritime regions west of Kochi, approximately 850 nautical miles away.

This series of rescues, including the liberation of 17 Iranian sailors from another hijacked vessel, FV Iman, just a day prior, underscores the Indian Navy’s commitment to maintaining security and deterring piracy in crucial maritime corridors. The operations highlight INS Sumitra’s role in India’s maritime security efforts, emphasizing its capability and readiness to respond to threats at sea promptly.

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