Indian, Chinese navies rescue hijacked merchant ship in Gulf of Aden

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Indian, Chinese navies rescue hijacked merchant ship in Gulf of Aden


"In a show of international maritime cooperation against piracy, a boarding party from the nearby Chinese Navy ship went on board the merchant ship, while the Indian Naval helicopter provided air cover for the operation. It has been established that all 19 Filipino crew members are safe," Navy spokesperson Capt D K Sharma said.



The well coordinated operation by navies of India and China comes amid strain in ties between the two Asian giants over a range of issues including the Dalai Lama's visit to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, China's opposition to India's NSG membership and Beijing blocking India's effort to get JeM chief Masood Azhar declared as global terrorist by the UN.


At the end of the operation, the Chinese Navy thanked the Indian navy for its role in successful operation. The Indian Navy also complimented the Chinese side.

The Indian Navy had swung into action after getting a call from UK's Maritime Trade Organisation UKMTO that keeps a vigil on movement of the ships in the region. Pakistani and Italian warships had also responded to calls for help and reached the spot.

The Indian warships established contact with the captain of the merchant vessel who along with the crew had locked themselves in a strong room on board as per standard operating procedure.

An Indian Navy helicopter undertook aerial reconnaissance of the merchant vessel at night and at sunrise to sanitise the upper decks of the merchant ship and ascertain the location of pirates, if still on board.

The pirates had fled from the ship after warships of India and China moved in.

"Indian Navy's helicopter cover, and on receiving the 'all clear signal' that no pirates were visible on the upper decks, some crew members gradually emerged from the strong room and carried out a search of the ship and ascertained that the pirates had fled the ship at night," the navy spokesperson said.

The captain of the merchant vessel profusely thanked the Indian Naval ships for their response and for providing air cover, he said.

http://m.timesofindia.com/india/ind...ship-in-gulf-of-aden/articleshow/58091408.cms
 

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Rumint , so much for chumma chumma

"A number of sources in the Middle East confirm to ShippingWatch that the first shipping lines have made agreements with the Houthis to prevent their ships from being attacked in the Red Sea."

 

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Rumint , so much for chumma chumma

"A number of sources in the Middle East confirm to ShippingWatch that the first shipping lines have made agreements with the Houthis to prevent their ships from being attacked in the Red Sea."

So now maritime trade is in the hands of a bunch of moped-engine-armed kamikaze drone-equipped ragtag militia?

Agreements mean ships will now pay tribute to these mofos, driving up the costs for the end consumer. :mad:

The European idiots will not agree to ship via the now-operational INSTC or BRI since it benefits the Russians, us and the Chinese. They would rather drive up the price of goods and pay these sand-hoppers $$.

Houthis need to be driven into the ground. Whether other BRICS agree or not, we need to secure our shipping lanes.
 

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So now maritime trade is in the hands of a bunch of moped-engine-armed kamikaze drone-equipped ragtag militia?

Agreements mean ships will now pay tribute to these mofos, driving up the costs for the end consumer. :mad:

The European idiots will not agree to ship via the now-operational INSTC or BRI since it benefits the Russians, us and the Chinese. They would rather drive up the price of goods and pay these sand-hoppers $$.

Houthis need to be driven into the ground. Whether other BRICS agree or not, we need to secure our shipping lanes.
During the colonial period the British used the sea pirates to their advantage, not only to increase their strategic depth, but also to harass and defeat their European competitions.

The sea route between India and Arab got crippled by the pirates during the end of the Mughal period and the British got a chance to step in as the security guarantors. The rest, we know.

Houthis don't need to be driven into the ground. They need to be buried into the depths of the Indian Ocean. The misguided sense of supremacy fueled by the "US withdrawal from Afghanistan" is the root cause of this adventurism. They think that they can beat anyone in this war of attrition.
 

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During the colonial period the British used the sea pirates to their advantage, not only to increase their strategic depth but also to harass and defeat their European competitors.

The sea route between India and Arab got crippled by the pirates during the end of the Mughal period and the British got a chance to step in as the security guarantors. The rest, we know.

Houthis don't need to be driven into the ground. They need to be buried in the depths of the Indian Ocean. The misguided sense of supremacy fueled by the "US withdrawal from Afghanistan" is the root cause of this adventurism. They think that they can beat anyone in this war of attrition.
Israel is pounding the Iranian arms ships that supply resources to Houthis and Hamas alike. The Shahed-136 drones are most likely being launched from ships disguised as container vessels. The silos can easily fit in a standard container and one would never know.

Houthis don't even need their ship. They can lease ships from Malta or Antigua, fly the flag of Comoros, and falsify the paperwork as some commodity exports, all while loading canister drone launchers disguised as containers onboard.

The trick will be how the Navy identifies such ships and decides to sink them. Sinking Houthi ships would put us directly in confrontation with Iran.

Using the Saama, Daam and Danda process is a better option. The J-Man needs to call Abdollahian and try the first step before we start levelling the southern Yemeni coast.
 

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Any link for the article talking about this.?
That is mostly Twitter chatter. Saw a few folks talking about how IDF is targeting ships that carry arms to Hamas and Houthis.

My guess is that the ships have found a safe harbor in Yemen from where they can use inland routes to supply arms to Hamas.
 

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