The Indian Navy and China’s People’s Liberation Army (Navy) jointlyPrevious reports were that OS-35 had been hijacked see Reuters: Somali Pirates "Suspected" in Bulker Hijack
saved a bulk carrier named OS-35 which came under attack by pirates. The 178-metre ship was attacked by pirates on Saturday night in the Arabian Sea. The INS Mumbai provided air cover to the distressed merchant vessel, while the PLA Navy ship Yulin sent in a team of 18 to sanitise the merchant ship.
Somali pirates are suspected of hijacking a bulk carrier ship, the head of
a maritime security company said on Saturday, in the latest in a string of attacks after years of calm.
A security source working at the Puntland Marine Police Force said the vessel was Tuvalu-flagged and is known as OS35.
Info on OS-35 here
|PLAN frigate of type involved|
Copyrighted photo of OS-35 by Julian De Lucas from Vesselfinder.com.