Indian Navy seizes 61 pirates in Arabian Sea

RIA Novosti

The Indian Navy has seized a pirate ship, rescuing 13 crewmembers and arresting 61 suspected Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea, national media reported on Monday.

“The Vega 5, a pirate mother vessel, was intercepted by a fast attack craft, INS Kalpeni. Sixty-one pirates were apprehended and 13 crew members rescued,” a Navy official said, adding that the incident happened on Saturday night.

The Navy said the INS Kalpeni directed “limited” fire on the vessel after being shot at.

The Indian Navy has deployed three ships in the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea to deal with the piracy threat.

In January, India’s Navy sank two pirate ships and apprehended 43 pirates.

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