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Indian Navy saves Chinese ship from pirates

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  1. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Indian Navy saves Chinese ship from pirates




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    The MV Full City, with pirate skiff and mothership, alongside.

    The Indian Navy, on Thursday, saved a Chinese merchant vessel under pirate attack in the Arabian Sea.

    According to naval sources, pirates were attempting to hijack the Panama-flagged MV (Merchant Vessel) Full City, owned and crewed by Chinese nationals, 40 nautical miles (over 830 kilometers) west of the Indian Naval base of Karwar.

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    An Indian Navy Tu-142 Bear aircraft.

    An Indian Naval Tu-142 Bear aircraft, already on an anti-piracy mission, spotted the attempted hijacking and relayed radio warnings to the pirates, who scarpered at the prospect of butting heads with the Indian Navy. The Bear made low passes over the vessel, making the presence of Indian warships in the vicinity clear to the pirates on the skiff, who had already boarded the Full City.
    The skiff made for its mothership, which left the area as quickly as it could.

    At that time the Indian Bear had been trying to locate another pirate mothership that had attempted a failed hijacking of the MV Ital Glamour on Wednesday, about 500 nautical miles west of Karwar. And while the attack was foiled by the ship, Indian Naval and Coast Guard assets, already on anti-piracy deployment off the Lakshadweep Islands, went on the prowl to locate the mothership in question.

    When the attack on the Full City was reported on Thursday, it was immediately relayed to the Indian Naval aircraft on patrol and the Coast Guard unit in the area.

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    The MV Full City

    Even though the pirates had boarded the bulk carrier, the 24-member Chinese crew managed to lock themselves in the ship’s safe house. The Indian Bear arrived on the scene immediately and with radio warnings, made the consequences of their actions only too clear to the pirates, who then disembarked and made haste out of the area, choosing discretion over a confrontation with Indian warships.


    The Chinese have appreciated the assistance rendered by the Indian Navy, which has displayed leadership in combating piracy, having captured 120 pirates in actions against pirate motherships over the last four months in the Arabian Sea.



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  2. xXX-Nair:::Saab-XXx

    xXX-Nair:::Saab-XXx Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Good work Indian Navy...but sad that we dont have chinese or Atleast Indian members to discuss with:blink:
     
  3. KillBill

    KillBill 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    These pirates are a common enemy. We should try to eradicate this all with combined effort.

    BTW in sea, a sailor is a sailor, no matter which flag he waves on his deck.
     
  4. aimarraul

    aimarraul 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    thanks to U.S , Turkish and Indian Navy .nice job:biggthumpup:
     
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  5. MyRaven

    MyRaven 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    These pirates (probably Somalians) seem to be breeding like rats and their successful ventures in the past only seem to boost their morale. Only when the navies of the world get their act together will this menace be brought under control. Till then, these rats will have a free time. No cat to bell these rats???
     
  6. flanker143

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    IN rocks...!!!!
     
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    aimarraul 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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  8. Paash

    Paash Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    China refuses to acknowledge Indian efforts

    New Delhi, May 6
    That India enjoys edgy relationship with China was reinforced when China today did not acknowledge the effort of the Indian Navy in saving its merchant vessel from the clutches of pirates some 850 km off Karwar on the western sea coast of India.

    Navy’s effort led to the rescue of 24 Chinese sailors and the merchant vessel, MV Full City (Chinese name Fucheng) in the Arabian sea after Somali pirates had boarded it and the sailors were huddled together in a strong room. The incident occurred yesterday morning and Navy’s aviators and warships played a major role in the three-hour-long operation.

    The Chinese official line given by its transport ministry is that US and Turkish warships played a role. It does not mention India. The same has been reported by China’s official news agency Xinhua from Beijing.

    The Indian Navy was alerted by an SOS from the ship around 8: 45 am yesterday. The Chinese Embassy here in New Delhi followed it up with written request that was sent through fax. Once the operation was over the Chinese Navy’s anti-piracy task force - two warships and tanker - deployed in the gulf, thanked the Indian Navy over the open maritime communication band that was heard and recorded by merchant vessels, warships and naval aircraft in the vicinity. The Chinese ships were stationed some 2000 km away from the spot.

    The Indian Navy today said following an SOS from the merchant vessel to a maritime reconnaissance aircraft Tupelov 142 was pressed into action. Along the sea coast vessel CGS Samar was speeding towards the ship.

    The Naval aircraft reached above the MV Full City around 9: 15 am. The aircraft observed a pirates main vessel next to merchant vessel and an empty skiff - a fast boat -- alongside it.

    The aircraft made a number of low passes over the ship and warned the pirates, over the open radio, to leave the merchant ship immediately, advising them that Naval warships were closing in the area. On getting the warning the pirates fled the merchant ship.

    Since no warship was close by, the naval aircraft maintained overhead surveillance for over three hours assisting the rescue operation by co-ordinating with the NATO sea task Force. Sailors from the Turkish naval vessel, Giresun, which is part of the NATO Force, eventually boarded MV Full City and sanitised it even as the Indian Navy aircraft hovered overhead. Incidentally, the Chinese task force was in the know of Indian Navy’s role and were in radio contact throughout.

    The Indian Navy said there has been a drop of over 80 per cent in the number of piracy attacks in the Eastern parts of Arabian Sea - that closer to India. As a matter of fact, in the month of April 2011, there was not a single reported piracy attack in the area.

    The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News
     
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    Paash Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    China refuses to acknowledge Indian efforts

    New Delhi, May 6
    That India enjoys edgy relationship with China was reinforced when China today did not acknowledge the effort of the Indian Navy in saving its merchant vessel from the clutches of pirates some 850 km off Karwar on the western sea coast of India.

    Navy’s effort led to the rescue of 24 Chinese sailors and the merchant vessel, MV Full City (Chinese name Fucheng) in the Arabian sea after Somali pirates had boarded it and the sailors were huddled together in a strong room. The incident occurred yesterday morning and Navy’s aviators and warships played a major role in the three-hour-long operation.

    The Chinese official line given by its transport ministry is that US and Turkish warships played a role. It does not mention India. The same has been reported by China’s official news agency Xinhua from Beijing.

    The Indian Navy was alerted by an SOS from the ship around 8: 45 am yesterday. The Chinese Embassy here in New Delhi followed it up with written request that was sent through fax. Once the operation was over the Chinese Navy’s anti-piracy task force - two warships and tanker - deployed in the gulf, thanked the Indian Navy over the open maritime communication band that was heard and recorded by merchant vessels, warships and naval aircraft in the vicinity. The Chinese ships were stationed some 2000 km away from the spot.

    The Indian Navy today said following an SOS from the merchant vessel to a maritime reconnaissance aircraft Tupelov 142 was pressed into action. Along the sea coast vessel CGS Samar was speeding towards the ship.

    The Naval aircraft reached above the MV Full City around 9: 15 am. The aircraft observed a pirates main vessel next to merchant vessel and an empty skiff - a fast boat -- alongside it.

    The aircraft made a number of low passes over the ship and warned the pirates, over the open radio, to leave the merchant ship immediately, advising them that Naval warships were closing in the area. On getting the warning the pirates fled the merchant ship.

    Since no warship was close by, the naval aircraft maintained overhead surveillance for over three hours assisting the rescue operation by co-ordinating with the NATO sea task Force. Sailors from the Turkish naval vessel, Giresun, which is part of the NATO Force, eventually boarded MV Full City and sanitised it even as the Indian Navy aircraft hovered overhead. Incidentally, the Chinese task force was in the know of Indian Navy’s role and were in radio contact throughout.

    The Indian Navy said there has been a drop of over 80 per cent in the number of piracy attacks in the Eastern parts of Arabian Sea - that closer to India. As a matter of fact, in the month of April 2011, there was not a single reported piracy attack in the area.

    The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News
     
  10. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    good job by us so congratulation to all Indian :india::india::india::india:
     
  11. desiman

    desiman Lieutenant ELITE MEMBER

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    good news, India and China need to work together, unlike what some people want.
     
  12. Coltsfan

    Coltsfan <b>SENIOR MEMBER</b> SENIOR MEMBER

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    hmmmm I was hoping one particular senior member of the forum would have something to say about this thread.

    Apparently he didn't get permission from the party chiefs to post on here :wink:
     
  13. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Who??
     
  14. Coltsfan

    Coltsfan <b>SENIOR MEMBER</b> SENIOR MEMBER

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    Someone who posts/boasts about achievement of Chinese military and sciences etc.
     
  15. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    He is American of Tiwanese Origin, He prefers to stay out of such Subjects as this!!
     
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