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Rescued: Bangladesh Ship Crew Welcomed Home After Harrowing Encounter with Somali Pirates

A crew member from the MV Abdullah ship reunited with his mother at Chattogram Port after being set free by Somali pirates. Twenty-three Bangladeshi cargo ship crew members returned home to an emotional welcome from their families after spending weeks in captivity. The MV Abdullah, carrying over 55,000 tonnes of coal from Mozambique to the UAE, was captured by pirates about 550 nautical miles off the Somali coast in March. This incident occurred during a period of increased pirate activity, prompting international naval…

Rescue Mission in Motion: Efforts to Retrieve Kidnapped Fishermen from Somalian Pirates

During a meeting held on 2024-05-06 at the Fisheries Ministry, Minister of Fisheries Douglas Devananda informed the families of the Fishermen who were on board an abducted vessel that two months ago, Somalian Pirates had taken a Sri Lankan Fishing Vessel. Fortunately, the Coast Guards of Seychelles rescued the vessel with the fishermen on board. Diplomatic efforts have been underway to repatriate these fishermen and the Minister has raised this issue multiple times at Cabinet meetings in order to bring the fishermen back to…

Abducted in daylight, the Somali-American body was found in the morgue,

Abducted in bright daylight, the Somali-American body was found in the morgue in central Kenya NAIROBI, Kenya - A young Somali-American engineer has been found dead, about ten days after his abduction, in what may be the most murderous in Kenya's history, and which may provoke sharp responses from the US embassy in Kenya. Bashir Mohammed disappeared about ten days ago from some leafy suburbs of…

The abducted Malian politician Soumaila Cissé released after the government released 100 prisoners

Prominent Malian politician Soumaila Cissé, who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in March, was released on Wednesday after Mali released over 100 alleged or convicted jihadists as part of negotiations to secure his release. Mali also released the prisoners in hopes of getting the release of abducted French aid worker Sophie Pétronin, who was kidnapped by the shooter in December 2016 in the northern city of Gao. "As part of the negotiations for the release of Soumaila Cisséand Sophie Pétronin, more than a hundred…

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