Indian Naval Forces Recuses Pakistani Crew from Iranian Vessel

The Indian Navy successfully extracted a crew of twenty-three from an Iranian vessel named “Al Kambar” hijacked by nine armed pirates through “intensive coercive tactical measures,” which took around twelve hours.

The Indian Navy inspected and cleared the entire vessel, deeming it fit for normal fishing duties.

The operation took place Friday evening, which prompted the Indian Navy to dispatch personnel and vessels, led by INS Sumedha and aided by INS Trishul. Al Kambar was 90 nm southwest of Socotra when reports came in of suspected hijacking.

India has recently taken part in many anti-piracy operations to promote maritime safety, particularly in the Indian Ocean region.