indian navy sinks a mother ship of pirates,15 held.

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  1. swag5

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    The Indian Navy has sunk a mother-ship of Somalian pirates and arrested 15 of them in the Arabian Sea after a gun-battle off the coast of Lakshadweep Islands.
    The Thailand-registered ''Prantalay'' was intercepted by Navy's Fast Attack Craft (FAC) INS Canskaro yesterday and the two vessels exchanged fire after which the pirate vessel was engulfed in flames, a Navy spokesperson said here.
    The vessel was being used for piracy by Somalians at various locations in the Arabian Sea since April 2010 and posed a grave threat to merchant vessels passing throught here.
    The pirates'' mother-ship was under constant watch of the Navy since yesterday morning when a Coast Guard Dorniersaved a merchant vessel from two skiffs of the Prantalay in the area.
    At about 1700 hours on Friday, Cankarso closed Prantalay and made all efforts to establish communication but the vessel didn't respond and continued to proceed westwards in the hope of escaping, officials said.
    The Navy craft also fired warning shots ahead of the Cankarso to compel her to stop but it opened fire at it.
    After the exchange of fire, "it was observed that a fire had broken out on Prantalay and personnel were also seen jumping overboard," they said.
    After the incident, the Cankarso apprehended 15pirates and also rescued the 20-member original crew of the Thai trawler, which was hijacked by pirates in April this year.
    Cankarso was deployed in the area for anti-piracy patrol, was directed to intercept and investigate Prantalay.
    It was subsequently joined by INS Kalpeni and CGS Sankalp and they searching for any other fishermen or pirates in the area.
    In addition to the anti-piracy patrols being sustained in the Gulf of Aden since Oct 2008, in view of the dangers from vessels such as Prantalay, the Indian Navy and the CoastGuard have been maintaining vigil West of the Lakshadweep Islands for the last two months leading to a 75 per centdecline in piracy related incidents in the area since December2010.
    South Eastern Arabian sea is a focal point of international traffic and the security of these sea lanes in the Arabian Sea is critical to the flow of global trade.

    www.thehindu.com/news/states/kerala/article1137420.ece
     
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    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    Swag5, please post a link to the articles you post. Thanks.
     
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    Photos : Anti-Piracy By Indian Navy And Coast Guard

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    Thanks for sharing the images chex....:)
     
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    Welcome Swag, keep up the good work bro...
     
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    Yeah....Thank you again....!!
     
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    Again a Thai registered trawler? This is the second time. Remember the issue we had last time?
     
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    The link is abt something else..please check it once please...!
     
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    My best friend was one of the pilots in IN involved in this operation. I just finished congratulated him.
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    That's great, man! It would be great if you could invite him to DFI. We need more military personnel here to actually make this forum more mature and professional. Ray sir is the only man here as a military professional.
     
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    Yeah....you are right...inviting him to forum makes it great....
     
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    It is important to have military professionals who can give if not accurate, but mature and more practical arguments vis-a-vis the current happenings in our defense industry.

    Why so sarcastic?
     
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    Serving professionals are not allowed to post on public forums. That is why "Vayusena1" sir is quiet.
     
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    Hey don't misunderstand...actually i said it in a positive way....serving officers give us the updates which are to be made public..for example in fb i have some 4-5 friends,serving as bsf and crpf officers....one of them said they are undergoing one training...but he didn't revealed,what it actually is..as you said..officers can be needy in actual and experienced comments.but some of them can't reveal most of the news..
     
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    serving officers give us the updates which are to be made public..for example in fb i have some 4-5 friends,serving as bsf and crpf officers....one of them said they are undergoing one training...but he didn't revealed,what it actually is..as you said..some of them can't reveal most of the news..
     
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    Somalian pirates moving towards India: Coast Guard

    Somalian pirates have now started moving towards India and the government was investigating if they have any links with Pakistan-based terror groups, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) said.

    ICG Director General Anil Chopra said the pirates, now operating eastwards from their country, posed a threat to all the merchant vessels passing through the high seas between India and the Maldives.

    "When piracy is (happening) so close to India, there would be speculation about any such linkages (between them and Pakistan-based groups). Intelligence agencies are investigating all the people who are captured to establish if there is connection between them," he told reporters.

    The ICG chief was addressing a press conference on the eve of the 34th Coast Guard foundation day.

    The 15 Somalians apprehended from a sunken pirate mothership near Lakshadweep on January 28 are also being interrogated by the agencies concerned in Mumbai.

    Chopra said due to increased presence of navies from around the world in the Gulf Of Aden, pirates have extended their area of operation and have started moving eastwards.

    "The only place from Africa in that direction is India and the most western part of India is Lakshadweep. They don't pose any threat to India in particular but against all merchant ships of all nations," he added.

    The ICG chief said to thwart any piracy attempts, the Coast Guard along with the Navy has launched the Operation

    Island Watch along the Lakshadweep Islands.

    As part of these operations last week, a Naval Fast Attack Craft (FAC) sunk a pirate mothership named 'Prantalay' 75 miles off Lakshadweep saving the 20-member crew of the hijacked vessel on-board and arrested 15 pirates from it.

    In the recent past, activities of pirates around Lakshadweep have increased and they were also successful in hijacking a Bangladeshi-flagged merchant vessel about 90 nautical miles off Kochi and 80 nautical miles off Minicoy.

    As part of its efforts to counter piracy and enhance coastal security, last month a Coast Guard district headquarters was commissioned in Kavaratti along with a station in Minicoy, both in the Lakshadweep Islands.

    Due to this spurt in pirate activity, the Navy had deployed its warships along with Coast Guard vessels in the central Arabian sea.

    India has also been deploying its frigates and destroyers in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008 and maintains its presence in the troubled waters since then.
     
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    Basic Problem for world Community & the advantage for Pirates is, that non of the countries wants to take the responsibility and run the trial at there own land (after catching them), since they will be burden for those Countries. so all they do is siege there ship. dispose there food, water & Fuel. Take away there arms and leave them back in Sea.

    This has encouraged these pirates as they know that if got caught, max could happen is that they arms & ammunition's will be taken that's all.

    And when you know that there is no life threat, then you really get Bold. And this has happened with the case of these Somalians.

    The best remedy(which many here will disagree) is to kill them then and there. The fear of getting instantly killed will reduce piracy to great extent.

    And i don't see any Pakistani link into it................ As this will also harm there shipping interests.
     

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