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Indian Cargo Dhow Free

The owner of the large, 142 foot long Indian Cargo Dhow MV SHREE NARAYAN, having been hijacked by Somali pirates on November 18 en route from Kenya in the Indian Ocean, reported by fax to DG shipping and confirmed by telephone to EU NAVFOR that the pirates had left the vessel.

The pirates intended to use the Dhow as mother vessel to commit further acts of piracy but released the vessel because of a lack of food and water on board.

EU NAVFOR assists Indian Dhow released by pirates

EU NAVFOR Norwegian warship Fridtjof Nansen, was tasked to search for her, to check if the 14 Indian crew members on board needed assistance or medical support.

On the morning of 27 November Fridtjof Nansen found the vessel and a team was invited on board. The Indian crew was in good health but lacked food and fuel. EU NAVFOR warship Fridtjof Nansen provided vital supplies after which the Indian Dhow was able to proceed to their next port of call.

The vessel - owner-managed by Shree Nayaran Shipping Ltd. from Porbandar, India - is reaching Dubai.
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