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Ship with 18 members of Malta hijacked in Arabian Sea, Indian Navy sent warship to help

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Malta ship hijacked in Arabian Sea.

There has been a stir due to the hijacking of a Malta ship in the Arabian Sea. There were a crew of 18 members on board this ship. As soon as the information about the kidnapping was received, the Indian Navy became alert and sent a warship for help. Just a few days ago, an Israeli ship was also hijacked by the Houthis. The Indian Navy on Saturday said it has responded swiftly to the incident involving the hijacking of a Malta-ship in the Arabian Sea. There are 18 crew members on board this ship.

The Navy, in response to a request for assistance from the ship MV Rouen, dispatched maritime patrol aircraft and its warships deployed in the Gulf of Aden to monitor the area. Authorities received information about the hijacking attempt on Thursday and the Indian Navy sent a mission to the scene on Friday. The navy said its aircraft flew over the hijacked ship and that it was continuously monitoring the movement of the ship which was heading towards the Somalia coast. “Acting swiftly on the changing situation, the Indian Navy has deployed its naval maritime patrol aircraft for surveillance in the area and its patrol warship to combat piracy in the Gulf of Aden,” an Indian Navy spokesperson said. Sent to find and help him.

Indian planes flew over the hijacked plane

To help Malta, the Indian Navy immediately became active in locating the hijacked ship. Indian “aircraft flew over the hijacked ship on the morning of December 15 and the aircraft are continuously monitoring the movement of the ship which is now moving towards the Somalia coast,” the official said, in order to prevent piracy. Indian Navy warships deployed in the Gulf of Aden also chased MV Rouen on Saturday morning. He said that the entire situation is being closely monitored in coordination with other agencies in the area. “The Indian Navy is committed to providing first aid in the region along with international partners and friendly countries and ensuring the safety and security of merchant ships,” the official said.

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