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Friday, January 5, 2024

Another ship hijacked near Somalia, 15 Indian crew members aboard

A ship has been hijacked near Somalia. Recently, Malta's ship MV Rouen was hijacked by pirates in Somalia in the Arabian Sea. During that time also a warship and Navy aircraft were sent by the Navy.

A ship has been hijacked near Somalia. The name of this ship is MV Leela Norfolk. The Indian Navy has taken a big step by taking immediate action regarding this hijack. Indian Navy's guard ship INS Chennai has been sent towards Norfolk. It is being told that 15 Indian members are also included in the crew of the hijacked ship.

In the information given to news agency ANI, the military officer said that the Indian Navy's warship INS Chennai is moving towards the hijacked ship to deal with the hijacking situation. Earlier, the military officer had said that the Indian Navy is keeping a close watch on the hijacked ship MV Leela Norfolk,

MV Leela Norfolk Ship

15 Indian crew members are on board the Liberian-flagged ship MV Leela Norfolk, which was hijacked off the coast of Somalia. Information about the hijacking of this ship was received on Thursday evening. At present, Indian Navy aircraft are keeping an eye on the ship and communication has been established with the crew. All crew members are safe inside the ship. The incident of hijacking of a ship near Somalia is not new. 2337916Recently, Malta's ship MV Rouen was hijacked by pirates in the Arabian Sea in Somalia. During that time also a warship and Navy aircraft were sent by the Navy.

Indian Navy in action

After receiving information about the incident, the Navy launched an MPA. INS Chennai, deployed for maritime security operations, was diverted to assist the foreign ship. The plane flew over the ship on the morning of 5 January 2024. Along with this, contact was established with the ship while ensuring the safety of the crew. The Indian Navy said that INS Chennai is arriving to assist the ship.

Specialty of INS Chennai

INS Chennai is an indigenously designed and built guided missile destroyer of the Indian Navy. It is the third and last ship of the Kolkata-class stealth-guided missile destroyer Project 15A. It was built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai. INS Chennai was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 21 November 2016. Its length is 163 meters and its beam is 17.4 meters. It is a ship powered by four reversible gas turbine engines that can carry 350 to 400 people.

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