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Navy scores another win over pirates

December 13, 2008
Continuing with its successful run against sea pirates, a Navy warship on Saturday drove away a group of sea brigands that attacked a merchant vessel off the Gulf of Aden and apprehended 23 of them.

In a strong display of its prowess in the global fight against the menace of piracy threatening maritime trade near Horn of Africa, Indian Navy's guided missile destroyer INS Mysore repulsed the pirate attack on Ethiopian flag-bearing MV Gibe that was sailing 150 nautical miles off Aden in Yemen around noon, a Navy spokesperson said in New Delhi.

This is the fourth offensive against pirates carried out by an Indian Navy ship since November 11, when an Indian and a Saudi merchant vessel came under attack from the outlaws.

Image: A naval commando unit apprehends the pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

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