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Indian Navy seizes hijacked Iranian vessel off Somalia, rescues crew

Why is it in the news?

  • The Indian Navy intercepted and liberated the hijacked Iranian fishing vessel, Al-Kambar, which was held by pirates off the coast of

 More about the news

  • The operation involved the coordinated efforts of two Indian Naval vessels, namely INS Sumedha and INS Trishul.
  • After employing intense coercive tactical measures for more than 12 hours, the pirates aboard Al-Kambar surrendered to the Indian Navy forces.
  • The crew of Al-Kambar, comprising 23 Pakistani nationals, was safely rescued by the Indian Navy during the operation.
  • Indian Naval specialist teams are currently conducting thorough sanitization and seaworthiness checks on Al-Kambar to ensure its safety and readiness for future operations.
  • The incident took place approximately 90 nautical miles southwest of Socotra, an island off the coast of Yemen.
  • This incident is part of a series of piracy incidents that have occurred in the Arabian Sea and off the coast of Somalia in recent months, highlighting the ongoing challenges in maritime security in the region.
  • Additionally, the situation underscores the continuing threat of piracy, as another vessel, the Bangladeshi-flagged cargo vessel Al Abdullah, remains in captivity of Somali pirates since around March 12, indicating the need for continued vigilance and response from international maritime forces.

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