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Navy commandos aboard INS Trishul foil piracy attempt on Indian vessel in Gulf of Aden

India Today logo India Today 06-10-2017

© India Today MARCOS commandos aboard Navy vessel INS Trishul today thwarted a piracy attempt on an Indian ship, the 82,000-ton cargo carrier MV Jaga Mar, in the Gulf of Aden.

Both the ship, and the 26 Indian crew members on board are safe, the Navy has said.

The vessel radioed for assistance at around 12.30 pm IST. The Navy's stealth frigate - which is on anti-piracy duty - responded immediately, Navy Spokesperson Captain DK Sharma told India Today.

At 5:52 pm IST, the Navy said on its official Twiiter account that the operation had ended.

PIRACY IN THE GULF OF ADEN

The Gulf of Aden, a 1,000 km stretch of water located between the coasts of Yemen and Somalia, is jointly policed by India, China and the combined Maritime Forces - a 32-nation multi-national naval force - to counter pirates.

The Indian Navy deploys a warship permanently in the Gulf Of Aden for anti-piracy operations.

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