Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Somali pirates demand $8 mn for MV Albedo release

 Updated at: 1533 PST,  Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Somali pirates demand $8 mn for MV Albedo release KARACHI: Somali pirates are demanding $8 million for the release of the MV Albedo which was hijacked ten months ago, Geo News reported Wednesday. The crew of the ship consists of 23 individuals including 7 Pakistanis.

7 Sri Lankans, 5 Bangladeshis, 2 Indians and 1 Iranian are also among the hostages. The ship belongs to a Malaysian citizen of Iranian heritage.

Capitan of the ship Javed Saleem belongs to Karachi, Chief Officer Mujtaba is from Manshera, Third Officer Raheel Anwar from Faisalabad, crew member Ahsan Naveed from Jhelum, Faqeer Muhammad Karachi and Fourth Engineer Zulfiqar Ali belongs to Gujrat.

The daughter of First Officer Mujtaba has appealed to the entire nation to secure the release of her father from Somali pirates. She said the nation should support like they supported Laila when her father’s vessel MV Suez was also hijacked by Somali pirates.

The MV Suez which had four Pakistanis onboard was released in July after a ransom was paid to the Somali pirates. 
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