Years after Somali pirates abducted 3 Vietnamese fishermen, families still looking for help

Three Vietnamese working on a fishing boat were abducted four years ago by Somali pirates and their unfortunate families are still waiting for the government to help.

Nguyen Van Ha and Nguyen Van Xuan, 35, and Phan Xuan Phuong, 27, were among 26 crew members abducted in Taiwan in May 2012, news website VnExpress reported.

All three are from the impoverished Nghe An Province in central Vietnam. They went to Taiwan in 2011 after each paying around VND12 million (US$540) to state-owned automobile manufacturer Vinamotor, which also doubles as a labor company.

They went for a monthly salary of $300.

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