Crew Members Of MV Abdullah Embraced With Families In Ctg Port

Cheerful Relatives Of The Sailors Of The Ship MV Abdullah In Chattogram Port. Photo: Collected

Cheerful Relatives Of The Sailors Of The Ship MV Abdullah In Chattogram Port. Photo: Collected

Finally 23 crew members of MV Abdullah, freed from Somali pirates, reached Chattogram. About a month after the ship was released by Somali pirates. After their arrival the flood of happiness among the relatives were seen while having their beloved ones.

They arrived at the port around 4:00pm today. The sailors were held captive by the pirates for about 33 days. At this time the family members, who gathered at the port, received the sailors, expressed satisfaction at the safe return of their loved ones.

The lighterage vessel MV Jahan Moni-3 carrying them anchored at NCT Container Terminal in Chattogram Port at around 3:50 pm on Tuesday (May 14). 

Earlier, after handing over the duties to the new sailors at around 12 pm, they left the ship from Kutubdia to Chattogram port jetty.

MV Abdullah anchored in the Bay of Bengal at Kutubdia at around 6:40 pm on Monday. On the same day, the lighterage ship MV Jahan Moni-3 left Chattogram for Kutubdia with a new team of 23 sailors.

The ship came under attack by Somali pirates on March 12, when it was carrying 55,000 tonnes of coal from the Maputo port of Mozambique to Al Hamriyah port in the UAE

The pirates released the ship in the early hours of April 14 after reportedly receiving a ransom.

All the crew members of MV Abdullah left Kutubdia for Chattogram in the morning today by a lighter vessel, MV Jahanmoni-3, hours after MV Abdullah dropped anchor in Kutubdia yesterday evening.

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