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IMB commends robust action by Indian navy

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has commended the India navy’s latest action against piracy off the country’s west coast, which saw a mother ship neutralised and 61 pirates captured.

The action undertaken on 14 March 2011, saw the MV Vega-5 captured some 600 nautical miles off Mumbai. The vessel itself had been hijacked by Somali pirates on 28 December 2010, and her position and number of pirates found onboard suggest that the vessel had been used to stage multiple attacks on shipping in the Indian Ocean. The captured pirates have been taken to Mumbai to be questioned.

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