Somali pirates release 7 Indians & Ship
Mumbai: Seven Indians and the hijacked vessel, MV Delight, have been released by the pirates and those released are safe, Directorate General of Shipping said here today.
On Saturday night, the pirates released the vessel and 25 crew members on board, DG Shipping said in a statement.
MV Delight, a Hong Kong registered ship, was hijacked from the Gulf of Aden on November 18. Other crew included two Pakistanis, seven Filipinos, seven Iranians and two Ghanians.
Delight was carrying 38,000 tonnes of wheat. The pirates, believed to be Somalians, seized the Delight on its way to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas.
Last year alone, pirates operating off the Somali coast carried out more than 130 attacks in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, turning the region into the world's most dangerous waters.