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After a breathtaking operation, India rescued the ship MV Rouen from Somali pirates

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Indian Navy rescued a commercial ship from Somali pirates in a breathtaking 40-hour operation. At the same time, 17 sailors of that ship were rescued. Besides, 35 pirates in the ship surrendered in that incident. It is believed that the pirates took possession of the Bangladeshi ship MV Abdullah from this ship.

After a breathtaking operation, India rescued the ship MV Rouen from Somali pirates | Indian Navy rescued a commercial ship from Somali pirates in a breathtaking 40-hour operation. At the same time, 17 sailors of that ship were rescued. Besides, 35 pirates in the ship surrendered in that incident. It is believed that the pirates took possession of the Bangladeshi ship MV Abdullah from this ship.
Photo: MV Rouen. From the Indian Navy spokesperson’s x handle

In an X message on Saturday (March 16), the Indian Navy informed about the recovery of the ship from the Indian coast. MV Rouen is a bulk carrier under the flag of Malta. It was robbed last December.
According to the news of G Captain, last Friday (15/4/2024) they were able to arrest MV Rouen for the first time. Later the pirates were all asked to surrender. At one point all the 35 pirates on the ship surrendered to them. The vessel was searched for any illegal weapons, ammunition or drugs.

Special commandos of the Indian Navy also took part in the operation, a spokesperson for the force said.

After a breathtaking operation, India rescued the ship MV Rouen from Somali pirates | Indian Navy rescued a commercial ship from Somali pirates in a breathtaking 40-hour operation. At the same time, 17 sailors of that ship were rescued. Besides, 35 pirates in the ship surrendered in that incident. It is believed that the pirates took possession of the Bangladeshi ship MV Abdullah from this ship.
Image: From Indian Navy Spokesperson’s X Handle

Earlier on Tuesday, Somali pirates seized the Bangladeshi ship MV Abdullah from the Indian Ocean with 23 sailors. They took control of the ship off the coast of Somalia.

Soon after this, the Indian Navy launched an operation to intercept ‘MV Rouen’. On Friday, they managed to intercept Rouen with the warship INS Calcutta, about 1,400 nautical miles (2,600 km) off the Indian coast. An Indian Navy helicopter then approached MV Rouen. Then the pirates shot at it. Then, with the help of another Indian Navy warship, INS Subhadra, a special unit of the Indian Navy launched an operation and cornered the pirates.

All 35 pirates on board the ship eventually surrendered, the Indian Navy said. 17 sailors held hostage on the ship were rescued.

The Rouen was the first ship successfully hijacked by Somali pirates since 2017. Western powers are currently focused on attacking Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. As a result, India has deployed at least a dozen warships to protect ships against pirates in the eastern Red Sea.

The successful rescue of the Rouen is considered a milestone against piracy in the region, as pirates have failed to ransom the ship.
The European Union (EU) Navy believes that Somali pirates used the MV Rouen as a base in the Indian Ocean to hijack the MV Abdullah.

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