Indian navy rescues Chinese sailors

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  1. Illusive

    Illusive Senior Member Senior Member

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    Indian navy rescues Chinese sailors

    Indian Navy averted a pirate attack on a Chinese merchant vessel sailing in the Arabian sea by sending its maritime reconnaissance aircraft that forced the sea brigands to abandon the ship and flee, officials said today (May 6). According to Navy officials, at about 08:45 hrs yesterday, authorities received a distress call about a pirate attack on Chinese cargo vessel 'MV Full City', sailing about 450 nautical miles west of Karwar in Karnataka. Over 20 Chinese crew members in the vessel locked themselves in safe rooms of the ship.

    The Navy, that was also co-ordinating with NATO counter-piracy task force, the Chinese task force and the maritime rescue co-ordination centre at Beijing, immediately diverted its TU 142 aircraft, which was on an anti-piracy patrol, and a Coast Guard ship towards the vessel. The aircraft reached the vessel in less than 30 minutes and found a pirate mother ship next to the vessel and an empty skiff used by the brigands, believed to be from Somalia, a Coast Guard official said.

    "The aircraft made a number of low passes over the ship and sternly asked the pirates through radio to leave the ship immediately," said Defence spokesman Captain M Nambiar. The warning had the desired effect and the skiff fled from the Chinese vessel along with the pirates and headed for its mother ship nearby, Nambiar said.

    As there were no surface forces in the immediate vicinity to board the ship and sanitise it, the aircraft maintained a vigil for over three hours, he added. The vessel later continued its passage through the waters of the Arabian Sea. Navy and Coast Guard had, in the past few months, prevented a number of attacks on ships by pirates in the Arabian Sea and apprehended over 100 brigands, mostly Somalians, and handed them over to Mumbai Police.

    "With independent as well as collaborative efforts the Indian maritime forces have reduced the threat of piracy in the Arabian Sea in general and the Eastern Arabian Sea in particular," Nambiar said. "There has been a drop of over 80 per cent in the number of pirate attacks in the Eastern Arabian Sea. In April, not a single attack was reported in the Eastern Arabian Sea," he added.

    http://www.timesnow.tv/Indian-navy-rescues-Chinese-sailors/articleshow/4372514.cms

    good job IN
     
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  3. kickok1975

    kickok1975 Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    Good job and thank you, India Navy.
     
  4. AprilLyrics

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    chinese gov should give the ransom which is prepared to save the sailors to India Navy.

    deserve a reward~
     
  5. SHASH2K2

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    /\/\ LOL April. We are not like your friend on our western border . We have our values intact .
     
  6. AprilLyrics

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    er~i was joking~ ^_^

    but really thanks India Navy!
     
  7. Godless-Kafir

    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Dont mention it Kickok, of all the people in DFI you should not thank us for anything, we should Thank you for all the great bridges you built on DFI.. Its very hard to stay free of hate and partisanship even when some members say dastardly things at you and China. Its time some one thanked you for everything! :wave:

    :china:
     
  8. amitkriit

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    Reports originating from west(Europe) indicate that Indian Navy was not involved. It was NATO which rescued the sailors. This is not the first time, they failed to recognize our good work as part of UN missions in past. West writes it's own version of stories which suits it's ego.
     
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  9. nimo_cn

    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    According Chinese media, Indian Coast Guard was invovled. It was a joint operation by India, Turkey and US.
     
  10. pmaitra

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    ^^ Of course there were NATO ships far away from the pirate vessels who were 'involved', and anything that got closest to the pirate vessels is the Indian Tupolev-142, unless you want to include the Chinese merchant vessel in the list. The involvement of the alleged US and Turkish vessels is limited to talking on the radio.
     
  11. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    So why didn't they find the mother ship? It couldn't have been far.
     
  12. karna

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    Good going. Let's build bridges of friendship. Not scores of warships.(of course we need a few number of them too)
     
  13. Yan Luo Wang

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    Thank you to India, Turkey and the US!

    Doubtful.
     
  14. Razor

    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    Hi Nimo. Could you give me a link to the Chinese media article(s) that you read. Coz' Xinhua.net does not even mention India.
    Here's the article:

    here's the link:
    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-05/06/c_13861784.htm

    Is it that I am looking at the wrong article. Please clarify.
     
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    Well, I don't read English articles by Chinese media.

    But many articles in Chinese language by Chinese media had said that it was a joint operation by India, US and Turkey. I am gonna post a Chinese report by CRI(China Radio International).

     
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  16. Razor

    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    Hmm ok. Its just that i feel China purposefully keeps good things from India out of its (China's) news (at least the English version of Xinhua, Sina etc) which is not healthy. I agree with the tactic of keeping negative news to the minimum but positive stuff can help develop better relations. JMT. Anyway its OT so I ll stop.
     
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    I am not sure if they purposed to omit the fact that Indian coast guard also participated in the rescue operation. If they did, they were doing it in an unprofessional way, because they forgot to erase Americans from that article.
     
  18. nitesh

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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    As much as i dont like to accept it, i think that it is the truth.
    Actually India needs to learn from the CCP. A control over the media is very important for a nations with vast populations. For eg. what the CCP maybe trying to do is to make the people of China feel apathetic about Indians, make them feel that India is a far away nation about which they need not be concerned. Such a feeling is very useful if and when a war breaks out between India and any other nation because immediately the people of China can be influenced into supporting the other nation. Even though India and China have so much in common culture-wise i think that is being systematically erased from the minds of the Chinese. JMT
     
  20. Sridhar

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    Ministry of Defence06-May, 2011 15:06 IST
    Pirates Flee from Chinese Merchant Vessel Due to Prompt Indian Naval Action
    On the morning of 05 May, an Indian Navy's TU 142 aircraft's persistant efforts led to pirates fleeing from a Chinese merchant vessel MV Full City.

    At about 0845 hrs on 05 May 11, the Indian Navy received an SOS call regarding a pirate attack on Chinese merchant vessel MV Full City about 450 nm (850 kms) West of Karwar. The Indian Navy immediately diverted an IN aircraft and a CG ship.

    The TU 142 (Maritime Reconnaisance) aircraft of the Indian Navy, which was on anti piracy patrol, arrived overhead MV Full City in less than 30 minutes. The aircraft observed a pirate mother ship next to MV Full City and an empty skiff alongside the ship.

    The aircraft made a number of low passes over the ship and strongly warned the pirates, on radio, to leave the merchant ship immediately, stating that Naval warships were closing in the area. The aircraft observed that the warning had the desired effect and the skiff was seen fleeing from the ship along with the pirates and heading for its mother ship nearby.

    As there were no surface forces in the immediate vicinity to board MV Full City and sanitise the ship, the IN aircraft maintained overhead MV Full City for over three hours assisting the rescue operation by co-ordinating with the NATO Task Force.

    The TU aircraft finally left the area after over four hours, having successfully freed MV Full City from the pirate attack and, ensuring that surface forces were within range to proceed with the boarding and sanitising operations.

    The operation highlighted the alacrity of the Indian Navy and also reflected adept international co-operation maintained by the Indian Navy as this operation involved co-operation with the NATO Task Force, the Chinese Task Force and the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre at Beijing. The Chinese TF also thanked the Indian Navy for its prompt and persistant action leading to neutralising the pirate attack on MV Full City.

    MV Full City now continues its passage through the waters of the Eastern Arabian Sea its safety assured by the sustained anti-piracy vigil being maintained by the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard.

    With independent as well as collaborative efforts the Indian Maritime Forces have reduced the threat of piracy in the Arabian Sea in general and the Eastern Arabian Sea in particular. It is particularly noteworthy that there has been a drop of over 80% in the number of piracy attacks in the Eastern Arabian Sea. As a matter of fact, in the month of April 2011, there was not a single reported piracy attack in the Eastern Arabian Sea. This demonstrates the nation's continued determination to assure safety of merchant shipping in the International Sea Lanes in the Arabian Sea.

    PVS
    16/2011
    (Release ID :71987)
    http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=71987
     
  21. nitesh

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    This is interesting, you want out country to become a paranoid piece of earth like them? No way.
    But discussion on this here will derail the thread. Take this discussion some where else
     

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