January 30 - Indian navy rescues two boats from Somali pirates in one day


Jan 30, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

 New Delhi.

The Indian navy rescued two Iranian fishing vessels that had been hijacked by Somali pirates in one day, India's defence ministry said on Tuesday.

The INS Sumitra patrol vessel rescued 17 Iranian crew members aboard one boat early on Monday before responding to another distress call to free 19 Pakistani nationals on another, the ministry said in a statement.

The rescues came amid a resurgence of Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean since last month following years without a major attack.