Saturday, December 13, 2008

Indian Navy Arrests Pirates

In yet another major success, the Indian Navy arrested 23 pirates - Somali and Yemeni - who had boarded a vessel in the Gulf of Aden. The vessel was flying an Ethiopian flag.

Pirates, using speedboats, has started firing at the ship, MV Gibe, which then called out for help to the nearest ship, the INS Mysore. The Naval Warship sent a helicopter immediately and rescues the ship, which was later escorted to safety.

The Naval Commandos boarded a pirate ship and found a cache of weapons, including AK-47's and several rounds of ammunition. 12 of the pirates are Somali and 11 Yemeni.

Now, a doubt remains over what to do with the pirates. They will most likely be tried by courts in neighbouring countries. Their capture represents a rare victory in the Battle against piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

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