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INS Sharda foils piracy attempt in Gulf of Aden

  • Pirate Attack, INS Sharda, Gulf of Aden, Lord Mountbatten, anti-piracy operations
    An Indian Navy chopper in action

    Indian Navy ship Sharda came to the rescue of Liberian merchant vessel Lord Mountbatten facing a pirate attack

  • Pirate Attack, INS Sharda, Gulf of Aden, Lord Mountbatten, anti-piracy operations
    Indian Navy men secure a skiff

    Indian Navy ship Sharda, deployed for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden,

  • Pirate Attack, INS Sharda, Gulf of Aden, Lord Mountbatten, anti-piracy operations
    Indian Navy men secure a skiff in their operation

    The offshore patrol vessel, which has been on deployment in the Gulf of Aden since April 6, had on Tuesday received a distress call from Liberian ship at around 4.45 pm (local time), Navy officials said.

  • Pirate Attack, INS Sharda, Gulf of Aden, Lord Mountbatten, anti-piracy operations
    The Indian Navy men secure a skiff in their operation

    The vessel reported an incident of attempted piracy by two suspected mother vessels, along with 7-8 skiffs at a point around 230 nautical miles or 426 km southwest of Oman's Salalah port.

  • Pirate Attack, INS Sharda, Gulf of Aden, Lord Mountbatten, anti-piracy operations
    The Indian Navy thwarts a piracy attempt on a Liberian vessel in the Gulf of Aden

    A team of special forces unit MARCOS from INS Sharda, with support from an armed helicopter, investigated the boats that were left.

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