Kottayam (Kerala): The 22 crew including a Keralite engineer on board Italian oil tanker Savina Caylyn, released by Somalian pirates is expected to reach Dubai on January 7 next, relatives of a crew member said here on Wednesday.
The tanker, carrying crude oil was on its way to Singapore
from Malaysia when it was hijacked by the pirates on February
eight 2011 at Sokkotra island, for a ransom amount.
The Savina Caylyn, an oil tanker with five Italians and
17 Indians on board, was freed on December 21 after more than
10 months in captivity.
The tanker, guarded by Italian Navy has already embarked
on its journey to Dubai on December 26.
Third engineer Hari C Nair contacted his mother at Chungam
here yesterday and also spoke to his relatives.
"The pirates took away the laptops and money with us. The
tanker may reach Dubai on January 7. After medical check-ups
we will reach home the same day night or next day", he said.