Piracy in Somalia: don’t forget the hostages

What’s the world doing? Some have been held by Somali pirates for over three years


LAST week, to coincide with the end of Ramadan, the families of the crew of the pirated and wrecked merchant ship Albedo released an emotional appeal to the people of the Somali communities worldwide for help in securing their relatives’ release.

The appeal was distributed by the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP), which has been working hard to support the families and achieve their release.

The Albedo was hijacked by armed Somali pirates in November 2010. It anchored off the country’s coast, with the crew held on board.

Negotiations dragged on and the Pakistani nationals on board were released; others from Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka continue to be held.

Via: http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/

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