Indian bulk carrier rescued from pirates by Indian Navy. Well, maybe.
Indian media headlined the story of foiled piracy attack in Gulf of Aden on Oct 6. Allegedly, some 12 pirates attacked Indian bulk carrier JAG AMAR under way, off Oman coast, en route from Constanta Romania to Jubail Saudi Arabia. Nearby Indian Navy frigate INS Trishul immediately responded after receiving alert message at around 1230 LT, and rescued bulk carrier, seizing an AK 47, one magazine with 27 rounds, grapnels, ropes, fuel drums and ladders.
News in Indian outlets are contradicting each other and confusing – some say bulk carrier was under control of pirates by the time Navy intervene, some don’t give any details at all, except that the vessel was rescued, crew is safe. Some say rescue operation took some five hours, and Indian Navy is tracing 12 pirates, after “AK-47 magazine, 27 rounds, ladders and grapnels were recovered from the pirates”.
Comment: There are several Navies whose news I doubt or don’t trust at all: Iran, Russia, China and India. Too many distortions, exaggerations, lies and fakes, and too many very unpleasant stories on their practices, often downright criminal. So what happened in there, is not clear, and maybe will remain a mystery.
Pic “Position at which Piracy attempt on Indian flagged bulk carrier MV JagAmar with 26 Indian crew was foiled” posted by Navy Spoke person on Twitter.