Piracy Attempt Foiled by INS Sharda
 
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Piracy Attempt Foiled by INS Sharda

INS Sharda Foils Piracy attempt in the Gulf of Aden
 
Piracy Attempt Foiled by INS Sharda

INS Sharda which is deployed for anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden received a distress call from MV Lord Mountbatten (a Liberian registered ship) in the Gulf of Aden. The vessel had reported an incident of attempted piracy by two suspicious vessels along with 7-8 skiffs. INS Sharda immediately responded to the distress call and proceeded to investigate the incident.

The ship detected two dhows along with eight skiffs in vicinity, three of which fled the area at high speeds on sighting the warship. Indian Navy’s MARCOS, with support of the armed helicopter from the ship investigated the dhows and their skiffs. One high calibre AKM rifle was found hidden onboard one of the dhows. The weapon and ammunition have been confiscated to prevent future misuse.

 
 


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