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Iran eyes n-fuel to power ships


July 18th, 2012 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 18 (IANS) Iran will use nuclear fuel to power its merchant vessels, an Iranian MP said Tuesday.The Western sanctions have forced Iran to use nuclear fuel as a ... Read more...

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Russian navy ready to break Syria blockade


July 12th, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Navy warships will be sent to defend Russian merchant vessels in the event of a blockade due to the situation in Syria, an official ... Read more...

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India calls for rational demarcation of pirate-infested waters


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India has called for "clear demarcation" of the pirate-infested waters of the Indian Ocean to warn merchant vessels and the navies of the threat and ... Read more...

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India, China, Japan join hands for anti-piracy operations


March 14th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) India has joined China and Japan to coordinate their anti-piracy operations and naval deployment in the Gulf of Aden to escort merchant vessels, the Rajya ... Read more...

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Foreign ships plying close to Indian coast warned


March 13th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) A top Indian maritime authority has called upon all foreign vessels plying close to the Indian coast to exercise "extreme caution" before responding to any situation, ... Read more...

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200 rescued in Papua New Guinea ferry disaster (Second Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 2 (IANS) Over 200 people were rescued from the sea after a ferry carrying 350 people sank off the east coast of Papua New Guinea early Thursday.The MV ... Read more...

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Naval band chief celebrates silver jubilee


January 26th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Indian Navy's Master Chief Petty Officer Ramesh Chand Katoch, who led the brass band at the Republic Day parade here, marched down Rajpath for the ... Read more...

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President to review Indian Navy fleet next month


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, the supreme commander of the armed forces, will review Indian Navy's fleet in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai Dec 20, when ... Read more...

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Indian Navy foils another piracy attempt


November 11th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) A five-boat pirate attack on merchant vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden was foiled by an Indian warship that was on escort duty, capturing 26 ... Read more...

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Navy thwarts pirate attack on two cargo ships


September 26th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Attacks by Somali pirates on two cargo ships in the Gulf of Aden were thwarted by an Indian Navy warship last week, navy officers said ... Read more...

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Ship unresponsive, Indian Navy calls off escort (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Indian Navy Thursday called off its effort to escort an Egyptian cargo ship freed Tuesday by Somali pirates to Oman after the vessel's Pakistani ... Read more...

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Indian Navy abandons escort of freed vessel (Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Indian Navy Thursday abandoned its effort to escort Egyptian cargo ship freed Tuesday by Somali pirates to Oman after the vessel's Pakistani captain ... Read more...

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India, Mauritius to join hands to combat piracy: Patil


April 25th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Port Louis (Mauritius), Apr. 25 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil has said India and Mauritius will jointly combat piracy in the Indian Ocean.Speaking to media accompanying her on her visit to that ... Read more...

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India for strong measures to combat pirates


April 20th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Calling for "strong measures" to combat Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean region, India Wednesday said cooperation of international maritime powers was needed to find ... Read more...

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Cargo ships may have armed guards to fight pirates


March 15th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) If the shipping ministry has its way, Indian cargo vessels venturing out to pirate-infested waters will carry armed guards to protect themselves, Navy sources said ... Read more...

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Indian Govt. mulling idea of having armed guards on merchant ships


March 15th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): The Indian Government is mulling over the idea of having armed escorts on merchant ships akin to those appointed in airlines in the ... Read more...

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Somali pirates hijacked 174 merchant vessels in last 3 years: Antony


March 14th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Monday informed that a total of 174 merchant vessels have been hijacked by Somali pirates in the last three years."As per ... Read more...

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Abducted Indian sailors’ families demand action from government


March 6th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Family members of six Indian sailors, held captive by Somali pirates for over seven months, Sunday urged the central government to intervene and to ensure ... Read more...

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No military offensive to free Indian sailors: Antony


March 3rd, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday expressed helplessness in beating the Somali pirates at their game in the Indian Ocean and ruled out any military offensive ... Read more...

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Somali pirates links with terror groups being interrogated


January 31st, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): In the wake of increased pirate attacks on merchant vessels passing through the sea lanes close to the Indian coast, Indian security agencies are probing the suspected ... Read more...

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India probing Somali pirates’ terror links


January 31st, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Indian security agencies are probing the suspected terror links of the captured Somali pirates with Pakistan-based terror groups such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba. The suspicion comes in the ... Read more...

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Cargo vessel hits naval warship, no casualties


January 30th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) A naval warship returning after a day out for service families had a close shave Sunday when a cargo vessel collided with it in the Mumbai harbour, ... Read more...

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Pirate ship sunk by navy, Coast Guard in Arabian Sea (Lead)


January 29th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) In a major anti-piracy operation by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard in the Arabian Sea, a Somali pirate ship was sunk in a gun battle off ... Read more...

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Navy, coast guard ships sink pirate mother-vessel


January 29th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) A pirate mother ship of Somali pirates was sunk by an Indian naval fast-attack craft in a gun battle in the Arabian Sea off Lakshadweep Islands Friday ... Read more...

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Coast Guard plane chases pirates away off Lakshadweep


January 28th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Pirates closing in on a merchant vessel off the Lakshadweep were thwarted by the Indian Coast Guard Friday with its patrol aircraft chasing the sea brigands away ... Read more...

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Indian Navy foils piracy attempt


September 16th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) The Indian Navy foiled an attempt by pirates to storm six merchant vessels off the Yemen coast, an official said Thursday. It is the third such case in ... Read more...

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Indian Navy foils another piracy attempt in Gulf of Aden


September 6th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) An Indian Navy ship prevented Somalian and Yemeni pirates from hijacking 12 merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden Sunday, an official defence spokesperson said Monday. This is the ... Read more...

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Maritime activity resumes five days after collision (Lead)


August 12th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Five days after two ships collided near the Mumbai harbour, leading to a massive oil spill, maritime activity resumed Thursday with the help of the Indian Navy, an ... Read more...

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Maltese-flagged cargo ship released after being hijacked


July 29th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by BNO News
SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) – A Maltese-flagged merchant vessel was released on early Thursday morning after being hijacked for more than five months by Somali pirates, the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) ... Read more...

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Indian Navy escorted 900 foreign ships in Gulf of Aden


June 18th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Navy Friday said it has so far safely escorted over 900 foreign ships in the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden. "To date, the Indian Navy has escorted ... Read more...

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Sensitise fishermen on safety aspects: Coast Guard


June 17th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard Thursday urged coastal states to sensitise fishermen about safety aspects while at sea. India's coastal security and preparedness to deal with anyoffshore threats ... Read more...

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Indian dhows sail to Somalia for commercial considerations: navy


April 13th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Despite the danger of being hijacked, several Indian dhows continue to run to the east coast of Africa and Somalia for commercial considerations, Indian Navy officials said ... Read more...

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No ship under Indian Navy’s escort hijacked in Gulf of Aden since Oct 2008


April 13th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): No merchant ship under the escort of an Indian Naval warship has been hijacked since 2008 in the Gulf of Aden and more than 15 piracy attempts ... Read more...

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Anti-piracy operations highlight of navy’s tableaux (With Images)


January 22nd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Indian Navy will showcase its successful anti-piracy operations in the international waters of Gulf of Aden during this year's Republic Day parade. The tableaux of the Indian ... Read more...

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Somali pirates hijack two more ships, release third: source


December 29th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- An official with knowledge of the situation on Tuesday said that Somali pirates have hijacked two more vessels, including a UK-flagged chemical tanker.The official, who's authenticity was confirmed ... Read more...

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