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9 pirates being dropped at India to face authorized motion: Indian Navy

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The Indian Navy’s specialist groups have accomplished sanitisation and seaworthiness checks of fishing vessel Al-Kambar.
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A day after rescuing a hijacked Iranian fishing vessel and its 23-member Pakistani crew underneath an anti-piracy operation at sea, the Indian Navy on March 30 stated the 9 surrendered pirates are being dropped at India for additional authorized motion.

Legal motion can be taken towards them underneath the Maritime Anti-Piracy Act, 2022.

The Indian Navy’s specialist groups have accomplished sanitisation and seaworthiness checks of fishing vessel Al-Kambar, based on an announcement shared by the Navy’s spokesperson.

“The crew, comprising 23 Pakistani nationals, were given a thorough medical checkup prior to clearing the boat to continue with her fishing activities,” it stated.

The Indian Navy on March 29 had rescued the hijacked Iranian fishing vessel and its crew, after greater than 12 hours of “intense coercive tactical measures” as a part of the anti-piracy operation.

The hijacked vessel was intercepted on March 28, the Navy stated.

INS Sumedha intercepted FV ‘Al Kambar’ during early hours of Friday and was joined subsequently by the guided missile frigate INS Trishul,” it stated.

“After more than 12 hours of intense coercive tactical measures as per the SOPs, the pirates on board the hijacked fishing vessel were forced to surrender. The crew, comprising 23 Pakistani nationals, have been safely rescued,” the Indian Navy has added.

The fishing vessel on the time of incident was roughly 90 nm southwest of Socotra and was “reported to have been boarded by nine armed pirates,” it stated.

The Indian Navy stated it stays dedicated to making sure maritime safety within the area and security of seafarers, “irrespective of the nationalities”.

Socotra Archipelago is within the northwest Indian Ocean close to the Gulf of Aden.

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