Indian warship thwarts piracy attempt in Gulf of Aden

May 29th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Indian Navy’s warship INS Talwar has thwarted a piracy attempt against a merchant vessel carrying Indian crew in the Gulf of Aden and nabbed six pirates, a naval official said here Friday.
INS Talwar Thursday afternoon received a distress call from a Liberian flag vessel MV Maud that eight pirates were approaching the ship in a skiff.

The warship immediately sent a helicopter and small boats to prevent the piracy attempt, the official added.

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