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Indian Navy hands over 9 pirates caught off Somalia to Mumbai local police

April 4, 2024 1:41 PM IST

The Indian Navy on Wednesday handed over nine pirates to the local police after its INS Trishul arrived in Mumbai. They were apprehended after Indian Navy ships INS Trishul and INS Sumedha successfully conducted anti-piracy operations east of Somalia on March 29.

During the operations, navy rescued FV Al Kambar and its crew of 23 Pakistani nationals.

On March 30, the Pakistani nationals were rescued from the clutches of Somali pirates during a daring 12-hour-long operation in the Arabian Sea, said the Indian Navy.

The rescue unfolded in the early hours of March 29, when the Indian Navy warship INS Sumedha intercepted the hijacked vessel, FV Al-Kambar, as it was being held captive by pirates. Acting swiftly, INS Sumedha was soon joined by the guided missile frigate INS Trishul to bolster the operation.

Utilizing their tactical expertise and strategic coordination, Indian naval forces initiated negotiations with the pirates, compelling them to surrender without bloodshed.

Following the successful apprehension of the pirates, Indian Naval specialist teams embarked on the FV Al-Kambar to undertake thorough sanitisation and seaworthiness checks.

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