Skip to comments.Indian Navy sinks ship, nabs 16 pirates
Posted on 03/27/2011 9:22:25 PM PDT by Sancho1984
NEW DELHI: The Navy is now going the whole hog against pirates daring to venture near Indian waters, in keeping with the new "proactive and aggressive measures" approved by the government. On Saturday, Indian warships sank yet another "pirate mother ship" around 400 nautical miles west of Lakshadweep Islands. With 16 pirates being nabbed in this latest operation in Arabian Sea, which also saw rescue of 12 Iranian and four Pakistani sailors held hostage, the total number of sea brigands apprehended by Navy has gone up to 120 over last two months. In the earlier three operations, the Navy had captured 104 pirates, who are now facing trial in Mumbai courts. The operation on Saturday began around 10am when a Tupolev-142M naval patrol aircraft spotted Morteza,an Iranian trawler being used as a "mother vessel after being hijacked by pirates, who had earlier made abortive bids to attack two merchant vessels MSC Eva and MV Kensington on March 23 and March 26. "With the aircraft locating Morteza, with skiffs in tow, offshore patrol vessel INS Suvarna and Coast Guard ship Sangram were sent to intercept it. The warships made repeated attempts to communicate with Morteza but to no avail," said an official. "INS Suvarna even warned Morteza to stop but it tried to escape and fired at the warship. INS Suvarna then returned limited fire, which disabled Morteza. Soon afterwards, people were seen abandoning it," he added. The 16 pirates and 16 sailors were then picked up from the waters by the Indian warships. "All of them are being taken to Mumbai and will be handed over to police for further investigations,'' he said. As reported by TOI earlier, the CCS has cleared new "rules of engagement (RoE)'' and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Indian warships to take the battle to the pirates in a far more aggressive manner than before, which even includes storming of hijacked merchant vessels of Indian-origin. WAR AT SEA: January 28: Indian warships sink Prantalay barely 100 nautical miles north of Minicoy Island. 15 pirates apprehended February 5: Indian warships seize Prantalay-11, with 28 pirates and 24 Thai fishermen hostage, 100 nautical miles off Kavaratti March 12: Indian warships sink Vega-5 around 600 nautical miles west of Indian coast. 61 pirates held,13 sailors rescued
I'm sure that 0 and H! have a much smarter and more effective strategery.
I love the writing in Indian newspapers. A mixture of upperclass Britishisms and 1930’s hepcat slang.
Well! No handwringing about “international law” here!
Let’s hope they wind this up with a nice mass hanging.
Bravo! Just DO it! They got it right!
Now, that’s how it’s done!!!!
Kill’em all, then go to where they came from, and kill everyone there too!
Who’s “H!” Holder? 41?
My wild guess is there’s going to be a lot fewer pirates lurking around Indian waters.
We’ve become such wusses. Let’s hope we won’t get into a war with a serious enemy anytime soon.
You mean they did not issue a mail in Holder ticket??
It sure does show up obathturd as the wuss that he is. Of course, Somalians are basically his own people, so he wouldn’t act even if he had a pair.
But...but...the Muslims will be so pissed since Somali pirates are almost 100% Muslim.
I thought the hepcat era came along in the 1940s.
But whatever, yeah, the writing is fun. :)
He has been wrong-headed on every front (literally) and it’s quite embarrassing as an American to see our country “commanded” by such an anti-American leader. Not to mention how dangerous it is for us.
2012 can’t come soon enough for me!
What is the Indian method of execution?
I doubt they’ll care. Somalians are at the bottom of the totem pole of the muzzie classes. They are the “dog people” of the muzzie world. Does anybody really think that Ahmanutjob or Binny or the mullahs or King Farouk or whatever the hell the Saudi and Dubai mucky-mucks names are care about primitive black tribal mudhut dwellers?
Oh, yeah. Thanks. I forgot all about that stupid bitch.