INS Sukanya Interdicts Three Pirate Vessels In A Single Operation

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    INS Sukanya Interdicts Three Pirate Vessels In A Single Operation

    Indian Naval Ship Sukanya, presently deployed on anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden under the operational control of the Western Naval Command, found herself once again in the thick of things, thwarting a multiple-boat piracy attack on 10 Nov 11.

    The ship was escorting a group of five merchant vessels through the IRTC (Internationally Recognised Transit Corridor) when, at about 9:25 in the morning of 10th Nov, she detected a group of five suspicious boats, speedily approaching the merchant vessels of her group. The warship immediately altered towards the suspicious vessels and challenged them. On seeing the resolve evident in the warship’s action and probably mindful of the reputation for resolute action that the Indian Navy justly enjoys in such deployments, the pirate skiffs reversed course and tried to flee the area. While two of them managed to get away, the Sukanya successfully intercepted the remaining three and carried out well practiced and professionally executed boarding-and-search action.

    The three boats had a total of 26 Somali crew onboard. During the operation, six AK 47 rifles, 12 Magazines and about 300 rounds of ammunition were found and confiscated. In addition, the boarding party also found a host of other equipment such as grapnels, ladders and rope-handling gloves all of which confirmed their piratical intent. The timely operation by Sukanya resulted, once again, in foiling the pirates’ intention of attacking merchant vessels transiting this busy sea lane through which over a hundred Billion Dollars of India’s external trade passes each year. This is the fifth successful anti-piracy operation conducted by Sukanya, in the course of her ongoing patrol mission in the Gulf of Aden, which commenced in September. The ship has, thus far, confiscated a total of 14 AK 47 Rifles, 31 Magazines and 923 rounds of ammunition, thereby ensuring that the Indian Navy retains its standing as a force not to be trifled with, and remains at the forefront of anti-piracy operations, as a critical component of the international effort to curb piracy and ensure the safety and freedom of seaborne trade, even in this highly risk-prone area.

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    Indian Naval Ship Sukanya, presently deployed on anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden under the operational control of the Western Naval Command, found herself once again in the thick of things, thwarting a multiple-boat piracy attack on 10 Nov 11.


    The ship was escorting a group of five merchant vessels through the IRTC (Internationally Recognised Transit Corridor) when, at about 9:25 in the morning of 10th Nov, she detected a group of five suspicious boats, speedily approaching the merchant vessels of her group. The warship immediately altered towards the suspicious vessels and challenged them. On seeing the resolve evident in the warship’s action and probably mindful of the reputation for resolute action that the Indian Navy justly enjoys in such deployments, the pirate skiffs reversed course and tried to flee the area. While two of them managed to get away, the Sukanya successfully intercepted the remaining three and carried out well practiced and professionally executed boarding-and-search action.


    The three boats had a total of 26 Somali crew onboard. During the operation, six AK 47 rifles, 12 Magazines and about 300 rounds of ammunition were found and confiscated. In addition, the boarding party also found a host of other equipment such as grapnels, ladders and rope-handling gloves all of which confirmed their piratical intent. The timely operation by Sukanya resulted, once again, in foiling the pirates’ intention of attacking merchant vessels transiting this busy sea lane through which over a hundred Billion Dollars of India’s external trade passes each year. This is the fifth successful anti-piracy operation conducted by Sukanya, in the course of her ongoing patrol mission in the Gulf of Aden, which commenced in September. The ship has, thus far, confiscated a total of 14 AK 47 Rifles, 31 Magazines and 923 rounds of ammunition, thereby ensuring that the Indian Navy retains its standing as a force not to be trifled with, and remains at the forefront of anti-piracy operations, as a critical component of the international effort to curb piracy and ensure the safety and freedom of seaborne trade, even in this highly risk-prone area.
     
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    good work guys. love the way they are clearing sea.

    now its upon Indian media and political circle to market this gains.
     
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    I hope they sank those boats.
     
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    We could re-use/re-distribute them.
     
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    As long as the terrorists can't reuse them is fine.
     
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    we should have sunk that boat with the pirates.... now we have Kasab and hundreds of pirates in our jails and the citizen of India has to feed them :(
     
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    oh and are they Marcos or armed sailors and which shotgun is that guy holding?
     
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    Should give the Sri-Lankan Navy a lesson or two.
     
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    No, the Indian Navy simply took away their weapons and let them go on their boats.

     
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    And they will be back next week doing the same shit. Nice job IN!
     
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    Great job Indian Navy. Hopefully our commandos can get better equipment. They seem lacking a little in the uniform and footwear department.
     
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    We cant just sink the pirate ship or arrest them

    What makes the anti-piracy operations a frustrating task is that India, like many other countries has ineffective legal mechanisms to prosecute captured pirates at sea. The problem is that once we arrest pirates we cannot stop tour deployment and bring them back to India or we cannot kill them in Cold blood.

    Frankly they often dont know what to do with them. The Govt thus working on a new bill on prosecution of captured pirates and give more powers to deal woth the sea brigands. But it has not seen the light of day yet.


    Normally the pirates surrenders when they sea a Warship nearby. In one Incident, Couple of brave pirates had actually fired small arms over a INS Talwar:lol: .They were taken back to india for sentences, Wast of money!!!
     
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    didnt the Talwar sink a captured fishtrawler with hostages on board after pirates opened fire in 2009 ?

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    EDIT: oops it was INSTabar not INS Talwar
     
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    I didnt say INS Talwar sunked pirates ship that opened fire in 2009!!!

    Must be another ship capturing some other loosers and taken back to india for sentences:rolleyes: Sentence wrong!!
     

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