An Indian Navy ship has thwarted a pirate attack on a merchant vessel with ten Indian crew members in the Gulf of Aden, in which two of the eight Somali pirates were feared killed and the rest arrested, Navy sources said on Friday.
The attack on the Norwegian-owned merchant vessel -- M V Maud, flying the Liberian flag -- took place about 225 nautical miles east of Aden around one am on Thursday, the sources said.
INS Talwar, a guided missile frigate, was escorting a three-vessel group in the international recommended transit corridor in the Gulf of Aden when the crew of the M V Maud noticed an eight-member pirate gang in a skiff approaching them.
The vessel's captain sent a distress signal to INS Talwar, which rushed a helicopter to ward off the piracy attack.
'There was just about two-mile visibility at that hour due to the haze. And the short distance and high speed of th
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