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Indian Navy, Coast Guard apprehend pirate ship

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  1. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Indian Navy, Coast Guard apprehend pirate ship


    New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) In yet another anti-piracy offensive by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard, a mother ship of Somali pirates was apprehended by Indian warships off Lakshadweep islands Sunday morning.

    Naval warship INS Teer and Coast Guard ship CGS Samar intercepted the pirate's mother ship within the Indian exclusive economic zone in the Arabian Sea and engaged it in a gun battle.

    Following the offensive, the pirates gave up and waved a white flag, indicating that they wanted to surrender. Some of them also jumped overboard the mother ship, which was identified by a navy spokesperson as Thai fishing trawler Prantalay-11.

    This mother ship is a sister vessel of another fishing trawler, Prantalay-14, that was sunk by the navy about 10 days ago in the Arabian Sea while it was being used as a mother ship.

    Indian Navy, Coast Guard apprehend pirate ship



    Latest News: Indian Navy captures 30 pirates off the Lakshwadeep Island. 30 captured pirates being brought to Mumbai.
     
  2. Dilemma

    Dilemma Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Good job Navy and Coast Guard.
    It's really shocking that now pirate attacks are occurring so close to India's shores so frequently.
     
  3. Capt.Popeye

    Capt.Popeye Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    The first (and easy) part has been played out.
    Now comes the second (and difficult) part, that of successfully prosecuting the pirates in India. While India has signed and ratified UNCLOS convention that covers crimes on the High Seas; the question is how effective are the laws existing on the Indian Statutes to prosecute the crimes of Pirates out side Indian Territorial waters! Most of the Admiralty laws in India are inherited from the British and are likely to have not been updated to modern requirements.
    Then the other question is: these pirates will be handed over the Police in Mumbai for custody and prosecution. i think the Maharashtra Police and their Public Prosecutors must be scratching their heads about the next move.
     
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    B_R_I_C 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Goof job done by IN and coast Gaurds.......:2GUNS:
     
  5. Night_Raven

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    Go Navy !
     
  6. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Indian forces capture another pirate ship, 52 arrested



    In the second major anti-piracy operation off Lakshadweep in 10 days, the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard today apprehended 52 men including 28 suspected Somali pirates on board a ship after a brief gun-battle near the islands.

    The forces foiled a pirate plan to attack a Greek-flagged merchant ship and apprehended Prantalay-11, the sister vessel of fishing trawler Prantalay-14 that was also being used as the mother ship by the sea brigands and was sunk by the Navy in the Arabian Sea earlier.

    "Naval ship INS Tir and Coast Guard ship ICGS Samar intercepted the pirates' mother ship Prantalay-11 within Indian waters after a gun-battle and forced the brigands to surrender. A total of 52 men have been apprehended of which 28 are suspected to be Somali pirates," Navy spokesperson Captain M Nambiar said.

    Officials said the operation had started last evening when the navy learnt that MV Chios was being attacked by two pirate skiffs some 100 kms off the Kavaratti island.

    After receiving the input, navy's western command in Mumbai directed the INS Tir and the ICGS Samar, who are already deployed in the region for anti-piracy operations, to rush to the site and apprehend the pirates and their mother ship, they said.

    "After locating the skiffs, the two ships asked the pirates to surrender but they fired back at us and fled to their mother ship. After the two ships tracked the mother vessel, they were fired upon again by the pirates," they said.

    "The Tir and the Samar returned fire briefly after which the pirates raised white flags to surrender," they said.

    The pirates and the crew of the Prantalay 11 have now been brought to Mumbai for interrogation by police and intelligence agencies.

    The agencies will also probe if the apprehended pirates have any links with Pakistan-based terror groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba.

    The pirate ship apprehended today is part of the prantalay family of ships which are distinguished from one another by their suffix numbers. Several of these trawlers are known to have been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia, between four and six months ago.

    After the recent spurt in piracy incidents, Indian Navy and the Coast Guard have maintained increased presence in the central Arabian Sea to nab Somali pirates who have started moving towards the country.

    India has been deploying its frigates and destroyers in the Gulf of Aden as part of anti-piracy efforts since November 2008.


    Indian forces capture another pirate ship, arrest 52 - India - DNA
     
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    PHOTO: Captured Somalian pirates on board Indian Navy's INS Tir
     
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    More than 20 pirates have been captured and some two dozen hostages rescued from a hijacked Thai fishing trawler in the Indian Ocean, the Indian defence ministry has said.
    The capture followed an operation launched by the navy and coast-guard off India's south-western coast.
    It is the second such success for the Indian navy in a week.
    Pirates, mainly from Somalia, are active in the Indian Ocean, launching a number of attacks in recent years.
    The operation began on Saturday evening when the Indian navy received information that a Greek merchant ship had been attacked by pirates on board high-speed boats, although it had managed to avoid capture.
    Two vessels from the Indian navy and coast-guard located the pirates' boats on Sunday morning and followed them back to a hijacked Thai fishing trawler, the Prantalay 11.
    The Thai boat had apparently been used by the pirates as a mothership from which they launched raids.
    The Indian navy says after an exchange of fire, the pirates surrendered and were captured along with the original crew of the Thai boat.
    They are now being taken to Mumbai (Bombay) where they will be handed over to the authorities.
    The Prantalay 11 is one of three Thai vessels allegedly captured off the coast of Somalia last year.
    One of the boats was sunk by the Indian navy in a similar operation last week.


    Indian navy seizes pirates' Indian Ocean mothership
    By Sanjoy Majumder
     
  9. Hashu

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    lol in canada it was on CBC today "Indian navy capture 28 somali pirates from stolen ship" ---great job!! :biggthumpup:
     
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    ‘Stupid’ pirates caught after targeting coast guard ship by mistake


    Astereotypical depiction of a pirate would be incomplete without the trademark black eyepatch.

    The Somali pirates who were arrested by the Coast Guard on Sunday might well have been wearing two.



    The Coast Guard nabbed 28 pirates off the Lakshadweep coast in an operation that lasted more than 14 hours.

    Their task was made much easier than they expected, after the pirates they were hunting down mistook the Coast Guard vessel on anti-piracy patrol for a merchant vessel and attacked it.

    The pirates, riding high-speed skiffs, started firing at the Coast Guard believing it to be a potential target, but were neutralised by a joint team of Indian Navy and Coast Guard after high drama. They are now being brought to Mumbai to be formally arrested.

    According to sources, frigate INS Tir of Indian Navy and CGS Samar of the Coast Guard were on an anti-piracy patrol off the Kochi coast on Saturday when, at around 4 pm, the Western Naval Command received information from a merchant ship that it was under attack.

    The Greek-flagged ship, MV Chios, informed the Navy that it was being chased by pirates riding high-speed skiffs about 100 nautical miles west of the Kavaratti islands in Lakshadweep.

    The Navy and Coast Guard immediately dispatched Samar and Tir to locate the skiffs and intercept the pirates.

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    Naval frigate INS Tir exchanging fire with hijacked trawler Prantalay 11

    “Chios could have been hijacked at any moment given that the pirates were dangerously close to it and we weren’t,” said a Coast Guard officer. “The captain, however, managed to hold them off with smart manoeuvering.”

    INS Tir and CGS Samar, meanwhile, had reached the area mentioned in Chios’s SOS, but were unable to find the ship or the pirates.

    By this time, in a rather comical turn of events, the pirates - frustrated at being thwarted by Chios - had set off to hunt for softer prey.

    “There was some signal about their position on the radar but they hadn’t been located physically till about 5.30 am on Sunday,” said a Coast Guard officer.

    It was about this time that the pirates committed a rookie error. “Having failed to hijack Chios, the pirates were desperate to trap another ship and mistook the Coast Guard ship Samar for a merchant vessel.

    Even as we were trying to trace them, they came trailing us on two skiffs and attacked us in an attempted hijack. It was a very stupid mistake.

    It was when we started returning their fire that they realised they had attacked a wrong ship,” said a coast guard official.

    By now, dorniers which had been flown out to sea early in the morning by the Navy and Coast Guard reached the spot along with INS Tir and surrounded the pirates asking them to surrender.

    “The pirates fired at both Tir and Samar even as we fired a volley of retaliatory shots from our ships and dorniers.

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    Some of the recovered items include 15 AK 47 magazines, three ammunition belts, sveral empty cartridges and six mobile handsets and (right) Naval commandos inspecting Prantalay-11

    The skiffs then started speeding away to their mother ship while our vessels trailed them.

    The mother vessel turned out to be the Thai trawler, Prantalay-11, hijacked by the pirates to make a base and hijack other ships.

    This was one of several Prantalay trawlers hijacked by Somali pirates in the past six months.

    Since the trawler had hostages, we first tried to contact it on radio,” said Defence PRO Manohar Nambiar.

    The pirates responded with gunfire attacking Samar and Tir once again before the naval and coast guard dorniers and ships surrounded Prantalay-11 from three sides and returned fire.

    The pirates engaged briefly but soon gave up, hoisting a white flag of surrender.

    Upon inspection, officers found 28 pirates and 24 crew members on the hijacked trawler. All were taken on board Samar to be brought to Mumbai.

    Naval officers also found 15 AK 47 magazines, three ammunition belts, sveral empty cartridges and six mobile handsets.

    “The pirates had thrown their AK 47 guns in the sea when they saw that their arrest was imminent,” said a Coast Guard officer.

    ‘Stupid’ pirates caught after targeting coast guard ship by mistake, News - Cover Story - Mumbai Mirror
     
  11. Hashu

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    rofl pirates are a failure!! it's not the smartest idea to attack an indian warship! lololololol
     
  12. Capt.Popeye

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    Looks like these pirates are descended from the pirates in the ASTERIX comics! :haha:
     
  13. RoYaN

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    This is real good news of the IN this should save them costs of maintaining shooting ranges.....
     
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