Indian Maritime Forces Intercept Pirate Ship

2 February 2011 (Last Updated February 2nd, 2011 18:30)

The Indian Navy and coast guard in the Arabian Sea intercepted and sunk a Somali pirate ship in a gun battle near Lakshadweep Islands. The forces captured 15 pirates and rescued 20 Thai and Burmese fishermen on board the Thai fishing trawler Prantalay. The trawler was

The Indian Navy and coast guard in the Arabian Sea intercepted and sunk a Somali pirate ship in a gun battle near Lakshadweep Islands.

The forces captured 15 pirates and rescued 20 Thai and Burmese fishermen on board the Thai fishing trawler Prantalay.

The trawler was first noticed by a coast guard patrol aircraft responding to an emergency call from a Bahamas-owned container vessel.

The pirates have used the vessel as a mothership since they captured it in April 2010, according to sify.com.