A Navy warship has intercepted and monitored the hijacked Malta vessel in the Arabian Sea

This morning, the Indian Navy warship passed over the captured ship the Malta vessel. The Indian Navy is keeping a careful eye on a developing hijack situation involving a ship that looks to be approaching the Somali coast. When the MV Reun was attacked on Thursday, it was sailing in the direction of Somalia. In the Arabian Sea, the Maltese cargo carrier MV Ruen sent out a mayday call, and the Indian warship answered. Immediately, a warship and aircraft from the Indian Navy’s Maritime Patrol were diverted to a patrol against pirates.

#IndianNavy‘s Mission Deployed platforms respond to #hijacking in the #ArabianSea#MayDay msg from Malta Flagged Vessel MV Ruen on @UK_MTO portal – boarding by unknown personnel

Indian Naval Maritime Patrol Aircraft & warship on #AntiPiracy patrol immediately diverted@EUNAVFOR

— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) December 16, 2023

The #IndianNavy MPA overflew MV Ruen early morning #15Dec & continues to monitor the vessel, now heading towards coast of Somalia The IN Warship on #AntiPiracy patrol intercepted MV Ruen, early hours of #16Dec. Situation being closely monitored #FirstResponder #MaritimeSecurity

In a press statement, Indian Navy stated, “The vessel, with 18 crew onboard, had sent a Mayday message on UKMTO portal, PM 14 Dec 23, 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,”

A piracy action group is active in the Arabian Sea near Somalia, so ships sailing in the area are advised by the UK Marine body to stay vigilant.

“Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity,” the warning by UK Marine body.

Few netizens reponded to the Indian Navy Post

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