After a effective protect endeavor to free a captured Sri Lankan fishing vessel, the Indian Naval force illustrated noteworthy oceanic coordination with the Seychelles Defence Forces and the Sri Lanka Naval force. The Ministry of Defence certified the operation’s efficiency and acknowledged the three naval units’ excellent coordination.
The rescue mission unfolded on Tuesday, targeting a Sri Lankan fishing vessel that fell victim to hijackers. Acting swiftly, the Indian Navy deployed INS Sharada ex Kochi PM on January 28, alongside the utilization of the HALE Sea Guardian drone for reconnaissance and interception purposes.
A joint statement released by the participating forces underscored the effectiveness of the multilateral response, emphasizing the collective efforts that led to the vessel’s safe recovery. The hijacking, which occurred on January 27, triggered a rapid and coordinated response from the naval entities involved.
The six crew members of the stolen yacht were able to be safely rescued after the three pirates on board turned themselves in to the Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG). The ship is currently traveling to Mahe, Seychelles, under the guard of Seychelles officials, where more examinations and inquiries are anticipated to occur.
The Indian Navy, Seychelles Defence Forces, and Sri Lanka Navy have demonstrated their strategic cooperation and operational excellence in thwarting piracy threats and preserving maritime security in the region through the successful interception and rescue operation.
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