Indian cargo ship ‘MV Lila Norfolk’ Hijacked near Somalia coast



Delhi, Jan 05: In a concerning development, the cargo ship ‘MV Lila Norfolk’ was hijacked late last evening near the coast of Somalia, with 15 Indians on board. The Indian Navy swiftly responded to the situation, deploying a warship to closely monitor the hijacked vessel. Communication has been established with the crew on board as authorities work to ensure the safety of the individuals affected.

According to military officials, the report of the ship’s hijacking off the Somalia coast was received on Thursday evening. In response, Indian Navy aircraft have been actively surveilling the situation, providing crucial information for strategic decision-making. The involvement of the Indian Navy warship INS Chennai underscores the seriousness of the incident, with the vessel en route to address and resolve the hijacking.

The incident raises concerns about maritime security, and the Indian Navy’s rapid and coordinated response reflects the nation’s commitment to safeguarding its citizens and interests on the high seas. As the situation unfolds, authorities are working diligently to assess the threat and take necessary measures to ensure the safe release of the cargo ship and its crew.




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