January 29, 2011

Mother-ship Sunk

Indian Express "The Indian Navy has sunk a mother-ship of Somalian pirates and arrested 15 of them in the Arabian Sea after a gun-battle off the coast of Lakshadweep Islands."

"The Thailand-registered 'Prantalay' was intercepted by Navy's Fast Attack Craft (FAC) INS Canskaro yesterday and the two vessels exchanged fire after which the pirate vessel was engulfed in flames, a Navy spokesperson said here.

"The vessel was being used for piracy by Somalians at various locations in the Arabian Sea since April 2010 and posed a grave threat to merchant vessels passing through there."

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