Indian Navy ship seizes arms from vessel off Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Indian Navy has seized arms and ammunition from a fishing vessel off the coast of Somalia, according to Indian Navy spokesperson Capt DK Sharma.
Sharma says a fishing vessel was detected approximately 25 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia, in the vicinity of Socotra island.
He said Daily MoFour high caliber AK-47s and one Light Machine Gun, along with ammunition for these weapons were seized from the vessel which was found engaged in illegal fishing in the area on December 7.
In an effort to keep its the commitment of the 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, INS Sunayna has been deployed on anti piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden since Oct 6