Sunday, November 23, 2008

Indian navy sinks pirate “mother ship” in Gulf of Aden

Late Tuesday, Nov. 18, after a Thai boat and Iranian cargo vessel were hijacked, the Indian navy’s Tabar stealth frigate fought back and destroyed a pirate vessel loaded with food, diesel and water, with two speed boats in tow. On the deck, were rocket-propelled grenade launchers and guns. The attack took place 285 nautical miles southwest off Salalah, Oman. DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report that this area would be well off the Somali pirates’ beaten track and cause of concern on another score, their proximity to the Strait of Hormuz.

The Indian navy says it was the third attack the Indian warship had repelled since its anti-piracy mission began in the Gulf of Aden on Nov. 2. On Nov. 11, Indian naval commandos flying a helicopter foiled an attempt to hijack an Indian merchant ship.
ADDENDUM - November 27, 2008
Pirate ship was Thai Trawler commandeered by Pirates

The sunken vessel was not a Somali pirate ship. It was a Thai trawler.
Posted by DarkStorm at 11/27/2008 12:52:00 AM
Thursday, November 27, 2008

Why Manmohan is not getting insomnia. LOL time
The real reason why Madmoron Singh is not losing sleep over sinking Somali pirate vessels is

nizhal yoddha said...
i dont know why the media doesn't get a simple fact: once the trawler was taken over by the pirates, it was no longer a trawler, it was a pirate ship.this is like saying that once the 9/11 guys had taken over a passenger plane, it was no longer a passenger plane, but a guided missile. therefore it was entirely appropriate to destroy it.the media is demeaning the navy with this story. it figures -- after all, they keep demeaning the army as well. except, of course, when they need the army to go after terrorists who are shooting up the taj hotel.
11/27/2008 1:12 AM

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