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Navy ship seizes arms from illegal fishing vessel off Somalia

Navy ship seizes arms from illegal fishing vessel off SomaliaNew Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Indian Naval Ship Sunayna, deployed on anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden, on Saturday seized arms and ammunition from an illegal fishing vessel off Somalia, officials said.

The ship detected a suspicious fishing vessel, approximately 25 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia, in the vicinity of Socotra island.

Upon investigation, it was found that the vessel was engaged in illegal fishing in the area and was also in possession of four high caliber AK-47s and one Light Machine Gun, along with ammunition for these weapons.

"INS Sunayna seized the arms and ammunition from the vessel, under the authority accorded by UNSCR 2383 (2017). The vessel was thoroughly searched and allowed to proceed, after confiscation of the arms and ammunition, to prevent their illegal use later by the crew for piracy related activities," Navy Spokesman Captain D.K. Sharma said here.

 

"This incident reiterates the commitment of the Indian Navy towards ensuring safe seas for Indian, as well as international, seafarers in the Indian Ocean region, particularly the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of Somalia," he added.

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Navy ship seizes arms from illegal fishing vessel off Somalia

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