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Indian Navy's Mission Deployed Platforms Respond To Hijacking Incident in the Arabian Sea

December 16, 2023 Photo(s): By PIB

Indian Navy's Mission Deployed platforms responded swiftly to a maritime incident in Arabian Sea involving hijacking of Malta Flagged Vessel MV Ruen. The vessel, with 18 crew onboard, had sent a Mayday message on UKMTO portal, PM December 14, 2023, indicating boarding by approx six unknown personnel.

Responding swiftly to the developing situation, Indian Navy diverted its Naval Maritime Patrol aircraft undertaking surveillance in the area and its warship on Anti Piracy patrol in the Gulf Aden to locate & assist MV Ruen. The aircraft overflew the hijacked vessel on early morning of December 15, 2023 and IN aircraft have been continuously monitoring movement of the vessel, which is now heading towards the coast of Somalia.

Indian Navy's warship, mission deployed in Gulf of Aden for anti-piracy patrol, has also intercepted MV Ruen at early hours of December 16, 2023.

The overall situation is being closely monitored, in coordination with other agencies/ MNF in the area.

The Indian Navy remains committed to being a first responder in the region and ensuring safety of merchant shipping, along with international partners and friendly foreign countries.