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Iran-Back Pirates Get Multiple Attempts To Hijack Container Vessel

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The Indian Navy swiftly responded to a hijacking report by dispatching a destroyer to the North Arabian Sea.

The hijackers fled before the arrival of the INS Chennai, and the crew, including 15 Indians, were safely evacuated.

The Indian Navy provided support to the affected vessel. (Trending: Pro Sport Announces Shock Decision On Transgender Athletes)

The Indian Navy reported, “The attempt of hijacking by the pirates was probably abandoned with the forceful warning by the #IndianNavy MPA of interception by Indian Naval warship. #INSChennai is in the vicinity of MV and rendering support to restore the power generation & propulsion, and commence her voyage to next port of call.”

The Indian Navy said the INS Chennai had the Norfolk under constant surveillance “using MPA, Predator MQ9B & integral helos.”

The incident occurred amid increasing attempted ship hijackings in the Middle East, including an attack on the Maersk Hangzhou by Iranian-backed Houthi small boats, which was repelled by U.S. Navy helicopters, resulting in the sinking of three boats and no harm to U.S. personnel or equipment.

U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) posted on X, “At 6:30 a.m. local time on December 31, the Maersk Hangzhou, identified as a Singapore-flagged and Denmark-owned and operated container vessel, issued its second distress call in less than 24 hours — this time regarding four Iranian-backed Houthi small boats.”

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