Navy: Warship INS Kochi ‘constantly monitoring’ hijacked Malta vessel | India News – Times of India

 Navy: Warship INS Kochi 'constantly monitoring' hijacked Malta vessel | India News - Times of India

New Delhi: Along with the hijacked Malta-flagged MV Rowan, which almost reached the coast of Somalia on Sunday, the Indian fighter jet Shadowing the merchant ship is in a “wait and see” mode as direct intervention could result in loss of life among the crew held hostage by armed pirates on board.
The bulk carrier MV Roane is being “constantly monitored” by Indian guided missile destroyers. INS Kochi“Two warships are in the area for any contingency,” an officer said.
In past examples, owners of such hijacked merchant ships are usually forced to negotiate with Somali pirates and pay ransoms to get their ships and crew back.
“Armed intervention is generally avoided in such hostage situations. Moreover, once a hijacked ship enters a country’s territorial waters, not much can be done,” another said. said the officer.
As previously reported by TOI, Indian Navy The MV Ruen, with 18 crew members on board, was sprung into action on Thursday afternoon after a May Day call was sent to the UKMTO portal, alerting that it was carrying “approximately six unknown persons”.
MV Ruen, a Bulgarian company managed by Navigation Maritime Bulgaria. The hijacking is the first major incident in five to six years following a joint anti-piracy operation by several international navies in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean region.

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