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End of an ordeal: Sailors reunite with their loved ones after 4 years

Seven kidnapped sailors return home

The seven Indian sailors of the merchant tanker MV Asphalt Venture who were released after spending four years in captivity of the Somali pirates on Thursday, landed at Mumbai international airport on Monday midnight, in a tearful reunion with their families. Asian Age, 2 months ago
Abu Dhabi National

Somali piracy threat always on the horizon

The name Captain Phillips is familiar to millions around the world. He was the subject of the 2013 Tom Hanks film about an American cargo ship skipper who was freed by US Navy Seals after being taken captive by Somali pirates in 2009. Almost no ...
 Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide1 month ago

We had a torrid 4

Kochi, Nov 7 (IANS) It was a dream that the family of 50-year-old George Joseph had been dreaming since the first engineer on board the vessel MV Asphalt Venture was kidnapped along with seven others in September 2010 near Kenya by Somalian pirates. The post ...
 First Post.com2 months ago We had a torrid 4-year time: Kidnapped sailor's family  Prokerala2 months ago

Seven sailors freed after 4 years to reach city today

Seven sailors, who had been held captive by Somali pirates for nearly four years, will land in Mumbai on Monday. Two crew members of MV Asphalt Venture, a Panama-flagged vessel, are from the city
 Times of India2 months ago

Somali pirates release seven Indian sailors

Seven Indian sailors were released today by Somali pirates after remaining in captivity for about four years and would come back to India over the weekend. "These seven Indians were in captivity for around four years and were released today," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said. "They are in Nairobi (Kenya) at the moment and will be arriving in India over the weekend," he added.Out of these seven persons, two each are from Maharashtra and Karnataka, while one each ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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