New Delhi: An Indian Navy patrol vessel, INS Trishul, fought off pirates in the Gulf of Aden who tried to take control of an Indian ship.
One AK-47 and one magazine with 27 rounds were reportedly recovered from the ship. The cargo ship MV Jag Amar was going to Jubail in Saudi Arabia when the piracy attempt took place.
According to reports, the 26-member Indian crew was safe and naval Special Forces had boarded the cargo ship.
INS Trishul is among the Indian naval assets deployed in the in recent times to address the main maritime concerns of the region, including piracy off the coast of Somalia.
India has started deploying vessels in the Gulf of Aden for anti-piracy patrol since October 2008 and has escorted thousands of ships.