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DEALING WITH PIRATES


ICGS Samar (42)

INS Tir (A86) (Tir means Arrow in Hindi)


INS Tir flight deck with captured pirates

Now this is the way to deal with pirates, how nice it would be to see the SSCS Pirate Group face down on the deck tied in this position.
How did these nautical thugs end up like this? The Indian Navy and Indian Coastguard captured a group of 28 pirates after a failed hijacking last Thursday. Officers said the 28 pirates had surrendered 185 km off Kavaratti Island, Lakshadweep Province, Laccadive Sea, India, after warning shots were fired at the group.
The Indian naval vessel INS Tir was sent in response to an hijack attempt on MS Chios a Greek Flag State vessel. The INS Tir was joined by ICGS Samar, there was an exchange of fire between the pirate mother-ship Prantalay which was a Thai fishing vessel in turn captured by these pirates. The 28 pirates, along with 24 Thai fisherman being held as hostages, were all taken to Mumbai, India by the ICGS Samar.
Bravo Zulu to Indian Navy and Indian Coastguard.
Legal clarification of terms:
Piracy is a warlike act committed by private parties that engage in acts of robbery and/or criminal violence at sea.
Privateer was a private warship authorized by a country's government under its Letters of Marque to attack foreign shipping. Only allowed in wartime declared between nations.
The NAUTICAL LOG readers can see, clearly we believe, that the SSCS Pirate Group legally come under "Piracy - criminal violence at sea" without question.
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