Captive Indian sailors blame Pak crew for `facilitating’ vessel hijack

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    NEW DELHI: Indian seafarers who were held in captivity by Somali pirates for over a year have blamed Pakistani crew members of the ship, MT Royal Grace, for providing `inside information' to the pirates and thus facilitating the hijacking of the vessel. They have told Indian authorities that the pirates were even speaking in Urdu. Apart from the 17 Indians on MT Royal Grace, 11 more Indians have been rescued by the Indian mission in Oman from another vessel, MT Smyrni.

    MT Royal Grace, a Nigerian-owned ship with a flag of convenience of Panama, was transiting from the UAE to Nigeria on March 12, 2012, when it was attacked by pirates off the coast of Oman. It was India's diplomatic parleys with the President of Puntland in Somalia, Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud Farole, which yielded success in this major anti-piracy effort. Farole had visited India last May.

    The ship carrying the 17 Indians docked at Salalah port in Muscat on March 13 where the seafarers were received by people from the Indian mission who provided the victims food and accommodation. The rescued Indian seafarers have told authorities that the attack on the ship was an 'inside job' with the pirates receiving some assistance from within the crew. According to sources, the preferential treatment given to the Pakistani chief engineer, who was the only crewmember permitted to stay in his own cabin throughout the period of captivity, also raised suspicion amongst the crew that the pirates were repaying him for services rendered. ``Some of the pirates, who were very well trained, also conversed, at times, in Urdu,'' said a source.

    Another crew member told authorities upon his arrival in India that the chief engineer was carrying an unusually large quantity of foodstuff, tobacco and toiletries inside his cabin, almost as though he had anticipated a lengthy sojourn away from port.

    Most of the pirates were extremely young, below 25 years, and well-armed with AK-47s and pistols. ``They appeared to have plenty of ammunition because they fired their weapons on a whim. Their behavior was extremely erratic and varied from being disarmingly friendly to downright savage. The leader of the pirates possessed a 'GPS cum satellite phone,'' said a source who met the seafarers in Muscat.

    According to MT Royal Grace crew members, the owners of the ship made no effort to pay any ransom for the vessel nor did they attempt to negotiate the release of the crew. ``Some felt that MT Royal Grace was only released because it was fortunate to be berthed in the vicinity of MT Smyrni and the pirates were perhaps prevailed upon by someone to release the Royal Grace as a gesture of goodwill when they released the MT Smyrni,'' said an official.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/india/Cap...jack/articleshow/19055675.cms?intenttarget=no
     
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    pirates were speaking URDU ,only means 2 things, either pakis migrate to Somalia and become pirates or Somali pirates are trained by pakis,the finest in piracy and terror training
     
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    So Pakis are doing different type of terrorism against India now ie. Cross-Sea Terrorism :confused:
     
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    Re: Captive Indian sailors blame Pak crew for `facilitating’ vessel hi

    Then pak member like Farhaan believes pak is responsible/pay $$$ to release Indian sailors.

    So it means first pak help pirates to get Indian caught and then pay money to pirates to get indian released:confused::confused::shocked::shocked::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Re: Captive Indian sailors blame Pak crew for `facilitating’ vessel hi

    "Centre of Excellence for Development of Piracy at High Seas" located at Karachi.

    we also have a branch at Gwadar.

    we specializing in

    Identification of vessels,
    Boarding at high seas
    Taking Hostages,
    Ransom negotiation,
    Refresher course in use of firearms.

    We also have Incubation cell for entrepreneurship development wherein we would help with insider info and facilitation of negotiation for a period of 3 years

    We do not have any links with Ghazi Navy
     
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    Re: Captive Indian sailors blame Pak crew for `facilitating’ vessel hi

    ISI is now getting a pie of ransom, earlier they were getting pie from the Talibs, drug trade.
     
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    Re: Captive Indian sailors blame Pak crew for `facilitating’ vessel hi

    Why is Pakistan not a land locked country .. :tsk:
     
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    soon it will be when balochistan will be merged with south Afghanistan and sindhudesh get librated

    With isolation from USA and west ,pakistan will not only be land locked but fully locked country:taunt::taunt:
     
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    Re: Captive Indian sailors blame Pak crew for `facilitating’ vessel hi

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    Pakistan ISI hand is very much there in all the pirate attacks !!! They want to plug indians taking up jobs in foreign shipping companies and stem the flow of FE into India!!!!
     
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    Why is it even exists as a country??
     
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