Indian navy rescues crew of hijacked vessel MV Ruen; captures 35 pirates | India Information – 7 minute timer

Indian navy rescues crew of hijacked vessel MV Ruen; captures 35 pirates | India Information

NEW DELHI: Indian navy vessel INS Kolkata got here to the rescue of MV Ruen, a distressed navy vessel hijacked by pirates since December 14, 2023.Assisted by INS Subhadra, navy on Saturday rescued all 17 crew-members with out harm and compelled all 35 pirates to give up in a rescue operation that lasted 40 hours. “#INSKolkata, in the last 40 hours, through concerted actions successfully cornered and coerced all 35 Pirates to surrender & ensured safe evacuation of 17 crew members in the evening today #16Mar 24 from the pirate vessel without any injury.#INSKolkata had carried out the interception of the Pirate Ship Ruen almost 1400 nm (2600km) from the Indian Coast, and forced the pirate ship to stop through calibrated actions which were augmented by #INSSubhadra, HALE RPA, P8I maritime patrol aircraft & #MARCOS PRAHARs air-dropped by C-17 aircraft. The vessel has also been sanitised for presence of illegal arms, ammunition and contraband,” the navy spokesperson posted on X.Earlier, the navy had posted that that they had intercepted a hijacked ship on March 15 and had given an ultimatum to the pirates to give up and launch all of the hostages. In line with the assertion, “the vessel opened fire on the warship, which is taking actions iaw international law, in self-defence & to counter piracy, with minimal force necessary to neutralise the pirates’ threat to shipping and seafarers.”An officer in December 2023, had acknowledged that Bulk service MV Ruen was being “constantly monitored” by Indian guided-missile destroyer INS Kochi. “The two warships are present in the area for any contingency,” he mentioned.Picture: SpokespersonNavy X handleTOI had earlier reported that the Navy had swung into motion after MV Ruen, with 18 crew members on board, despatched a mayday name on the UKMTO portal with the alert that it had been boarded by ’round six unknown individuals’.MV Ruen was run by a Bulgarian firm referred to as Navigation Maritime Bulgare. The hijacking was the primary incident prior to now 5 to 6 years, regardless of efforts from a number of worldwide navies to cease piracy within the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.

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