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Bangladeshi ship captured by Somali pirates, 23 sailors hostage

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 12 Mar 2024, 10:42 pm

Own correspondent, Dhaka, 12 March 2024: A Bangladeshi ship has been captured by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea. 23 Bangladeshis were taken hostage. Pirates attacked the ship on Tuesday. The name of the ship is MV Abdullah. It is owned by SR Shipping, the country's top industrial group KSRM. 23 Bangladeshis including sailors and crew are hostages.

KSRM Deputy Managing Director Shahriar Jahan confirmed this to the media on Tuesday. A source in contact with sailors on board said the vessel is currently off the coast of Somalia in the Arabian Sea. There are approximately 50 armed pirates on board.

According to global vessel locator site Vessel Finder, the vessel is a Cargo Vessel. It was going from Mozambique in Africa to the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. It left Mozambique on March 4 but has been stranded off the coast of Somalia for the past four days. Earlier, in March 2011, the Bangladeshi flag ship MV Jahan Moni was taken hostage by Somali pirates along with 26 Bangladeshi sailors. The ship was freed after three months.