Pirates board bulker

India, China navies stop suspected Somali pirate attack on merchant vessel

By Aditya Kalra

A Chinese navy ship supported by an Indian navy helicopter thwarted an attack by suspected Somali pirates on a Tuvalu-flagged merchant ship, India’s defense ministry said on Sunday.

The ship, known as OS 35, was reported to be under attack on Saturday. The Indian defense ministry said four of its navy ships in the vicinity responded to a distress signal from the ship and reached the bulk carrier early on Sunday.

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Source: reuters.com

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