Saturday, December 13, 2008

Photos: INS Mysore arrests 23 pirates

Press Release: INS Mysore is currently in the Gulf of Aden for Anti-Piracy Patrol Operations which are being conducted under the control of the Western Naval Command. Whilst escorting merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden, the ship received a distress call on MMB Channel 16 from MV Gibe (Ethiopian Flag) at about 1100 hours on 13 Dec 08. MV Gibe reported that she was under attack by two boats closing her and firing small arms. MV Gibe opened retaliatory fire with small arms that were held onboard the vessel. The position reported by the merchant vessel was 13 nautical miles from Mysore at that time. The ship altered course to close MV Gibe and also launched her integral armed helicopter.


On sighting the helicopter and Mysore, the boats disengaged from MV Gibe and attempted escape. Mysore closed the vessels and ordered them to stop. The larger boat was a dhow was of green colour and 8-10m in length. It had taken the second smaller boat (a skiff) under tow. Subsequently, the name of the dhow was identified as 'Salahaddin', Hull No 758(2).


The dhow was boarded at 1230h by the ship's Marine Commandos and a search carried out. 23 personnel (12 Somali and 11 Yemeni) surrendered on boarding. The search of dhow revealed a substantial cache of arms and equipment, including seven AK-47 and three other automatic rifles, along with thirteen loaded magazines; a rocket-propelled grenade-launcher along with rockets, cartridges and grenades; as many as three Outboard Motors (OBMs), a GPS Receiver, etcetera. The personnel, arms, ammunition and equipment have been taken into custody by INS Mysore and will be handed over to appropriate authorities ashore and the ship will return to her patrol-duties.

18 comments :

mukesh jaswal said...

Great job by Indian Navy, Leading from the front, Marine commandos have once again why they are the best in the world. Congratulation to INS Mysore.

Anonymous said...

Shiv,while interacting with Armed Forces you must have learnt that they never promise something which they can't do.
Stop fooling already cheated fauji's by promising something which you can't fullfill.

KK said...

"LAGE RAHO FAUJI BHAI"
TUMSE BARA BEWAKOOF KAUN HO SAKTA HAI.LUNGIWALE AUR BABUs KO PATA HAI KI TUMHE BHALE HI PAISE NA DIYE JAYEN AUR BEIZZATI BHI KI JAYE TUM TO TAB BHI POORI SINCERETY SE KAAM KAROGE.
THAT'S THE REASON U R BEING TREATED LIKE SHIT.
ISN'T THIS THE SAME NAVY WHOSE UPRIGHT CHIEF HAS BEEN MADE TO LOOK SMALL BY NETAS AND IAS DIRECTLY AS WELL AS BY COVERT USE OF SLAVES IN MEDIA??

Anonymous said...

Sekhar Gupta will travel to Somalia and Yemen to find out what is in the story and how Indian navy is telling a lie....

Piracy in Somalian waters is an Interantioanl business with thousands of Somalian interantinally involved in in it. This has become more than bilion dollar business. For these Pirates, hiring Sekhar Gupta wouls be more than easy job. Sekhar seems to have stooped down to doing Piracy.....

Sid said...

ooo yeah... congrats IN

Anonymous said...

marcos is having a good time !

Atty said...

The grand old lady Mysore has done us proud.Great show against the brigands on the high seas.All the best to the Navy in her endeavours in keeping our maritime trade safe.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS ! Indian Navy, that was great.

Anonymous said...

where is the update??? don't play games with unsuspecting innocent service men

Anonymous said...

THat is commendable on the aprt of Indian navy. Actions speak louder then the words. The world has taken the notice and this is what that makes a ntion to be noticed. Bravo Keep it up

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

jai hind! jai bharatiya nau sena!

Anonymous said...

d45dear shiv
one ore unkept promise were is the update as you promised these mundane news can be read in the papers and make no interesting reading blogs are read for the news which are deliberately kept out of the routine news or are debatable there is no debate on the good job done here so the news is of not much value on the blog please put the promised feature asap and live up to our expctation

Anonymous said...

Shiv has been gagged.....

Anonymous said...

Request to the Navy Not to hand over the capured weapons to any country but utilise the same to equip their Forces or donate to Coast gurd / Coastal Police....

The IAS, CCS Services, IDAS and AFHCS underdogs will never allow Services to even have a few AK-47...

I do not know with West European countries having rotting stockpiles of AK series weapons ammo and plants why can these DRDO fools import one plant and manufacture those weapons here in some ordance factory. In the meanwhile the rotting stock can be bought at through away prices...

5.56 INSAS is simply not a CQB and first shot kill anti terrorist weapon...

robin said...

The Gulf of Aden is awash with Somalian pirates who have been cheerfully capturing merchant vessels and holding them and their crews to ransom, all this despite the presence of American and European warships supposedly there to prevent these nefarious activities.
All the commanders (or their on-board PR men) say, when invited to explain why they can't prevent the piracy or do anything about the pirates' lairs, well known to all of them, is to say that they can't do anything because it might put the captured crews at hazard.
Well the Indian navy is taking a more robust attitude, sinking a pirate boat a month or so ago and now capturing 23 of them as they tried to pinch merchant vessel the MV Gibe.
A couple of hundred years ago the Royal Navy cemented its reputation as the master of the seas through the audacious exploits of the captains of its fast, heavily-armed frigates against piratical riff-raff like these Somalis.
Captain Jack Aubrey in Patrick Brien's collection of novels is how we envisage them.
Now the British are agonising about building two huge (and probably useless and vulnerable) aircraft carriers at a time when they have neither the frigates, or apparently the will, to carry on in the glorious traditions of the Royal Navy and police the seas.
They should take a leaf out of the Indian navy's book

Sourced from a British Newspaper

Anonymous said...

Well done IN and this one is from a Foot Slogger

Anonymous said...

Mysore has truly lived upto her motto - Na Bibheti kadachan!!