Indian Navy foils pirate attack in Gulf of Aden

The Indian Navy has said that it has foiled an attack by pirates operating in the Gulf of Aden. A Navy spokesman said that 82,000 dwt India-flagged bulk carrier MV Jag Amar came under attack shortly after mid-day on October 6th. The bulker sent a distress call and an Indian Navy vessel in the area sent a helicopter and an armed boarding party in a rigid-inflatable, reportedly catching 12 pirates with an AK 47, ammunition, grapnels, ropes, fuel drums and ladders recovered during the operation. No one was injured and the bulk carrier continued its journey to Jubail in Saudi Arabia. It is not clear where the pirates who attacked the Indian bulk carrier were from.