9 Pakistani sailors along with 5 Iranian have been rescued by the Danish Navy Vessel ABSALON off the coast of Somalia. The Danish Navy Vessel, which is taking part in NATO’s anti-piracy Operation Ocean Protect took management of the hijacked Iranian fishing vessel TAHARI after following the ship in a single day and conducting helicopter surveillance.
ABSALON had recieved data from the Navy Operational Command, who had reported the suspected pirate ship. After use of warning pictures and tear fuel, the vessel was rapidly delivered to a halt and the Navy Maritime Motion Workforce took management of the ship. Subsequently, it was discovered that the TAHARI’s unique crew of 9 Pakistanis and 5 Iranian nationals have been on board and had been held hostage by 25 suspected pirates since November 2011.
” We’re extraordinarily glad to know that harmless individuals have been liberated. One can not even think about what ordeal these harmless sailors will need to have been by way of whereas attempting to do their greatest to earn a dwelling”, mentioned the Danish Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Uffe Wolffhechel. He additional added that previously 12 months, the Somali pirates have been answerable for quite a few kidnapping circumstances of official crew members from corporations all over the world, together with a number of Pakistani nationals. ”Their legal actions have turn into of excessive concern among the many worldwide neighborhood and requires for concerted, international motion in opposition to piracy on the excessive seas”, mentioned the ambassador.
The crew of the Danish Navy Vessel, ABSALON has because the motion been on board on TAHARI and inform that the ship is in good situation. It’s anticipated that the 14 rescued crew members will return to Iran with TAHARI.
The vessel was hijacked between 7 and 10 November 2011. No one was injured in the course of the operation. It seems that the hostages have been subjected to tough therapy by the pirates however, taking into account the circumstances, all at the moment are in fine condition.
In April 2011, one other Danish Navy vessel, ”Esbern Snare” rescued 16 Pakistanis, who had been saved hostage by Somali pirates for a number of months, earlier than they have been rescued.