Indian Navy: INS Sumitra rescues hijacked fishing boat from pirates in Arabian Sea

The fishing vessel, Al Naemi was hijacked by armed pirates after which the Marine Commandos spearheaded the daring operation to retake the fishing boats and to rescue the crew

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In a daring mission, the Indian Naval warship INS Sumitra stormed in a hijacked fishing vessel and rescued its crew nearly 800 miles off Kochi, in the Arabian Sea. 

The fishing vessel, Al Naemi was hijacked by armed pirates after which the Marine Commandos spearheaded the daring operation to retake the fishing boats and to rescue the crew. 

It marked the second successful anti-piracy action by the Indian Navy in 24 hours amid heightened patrols across the Indian Ocean region

Indian defense officials said naval ships maintain a constant presence all around the Indian Ocean to deter attacks and to provide safety and security in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes in the world.