The Bulk Carrier vessel in the process of departing from Vancouver in British Columbia.

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A convoy including the "Jag Ratan" was under pirate threeat on Sep 5, 2010. The Indian Navy successfully neutralised the pirate boat in the Gulf of Aden. The "INS Delhi" was escorting 12 merchant vessels, when at about 12.15 a.m., some 180 km north of the Somali Coast, in the International Recommended Transit Corridor, a boat was detected approaching the formation at high speed. The "INS Delhi" repeatedly called the boat on Mercantile Marine Radio, but the vessel did not respond. Sensing that it might pose a risk to ships being escorted, "INS Delhi" safely manoeuvred the formation of merchant ships away and intercepted the boat. A helicopter was launched to provide aerial cover to the merchant vessels and the boat named "Bareeda” was intercepted, forced to stop and boarded by a team of marine commandos from the "INS Delhi". A cache of arms, fuel drums and ship-boarding equipment were found on the boat. The men were disarmed and excess fuel on the boat was disposed of.
Location: Vancouver British Columbia Canada.