Anti-piracy operation: Indian Navy rescues 19 Pakistani nationals from Somali pirates | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: In yet another successful anti-piracy operation, Indian Navy on Tuesday thwarted a piracy attempt off the east coast of Somalia.
Patrol vessel INS Sumitra rescued Fishing Vessel Al Naeemi & her crew (19 Pakistani nationals) from 11 Somali pirates.
In less than 36 hours, INS Sumitra has rescued 2 hijacked fishing vessels.
The Indian warship intercepted an Iranian-flagged fishing vessel hijacked by pirates along the east coast of Somalia and ensured the safe release of all 17 crew members on Monday.
The patrol vessel responded to a distress message about the hijacking of fishing vessel Iman, which had been boarded by pirates who took the crew hostage late on Sunday night.



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