Seven Bangladeshi sailors, held hostage by Somali pirates for almost four years, finally returned home today, saying it was "unbelievable" to be alive and describing their ordeal as "like hell."
The defence ministry on Thursday released the names of the 18 sailors and officers who were aboard the submarine INS Sindhurakshak that sank day before after the explosions.
An anti-piracy watchdog says five sailors have been kidnapped off the coast of Nigeria`s oil-rich southern delta.
Three sailors including two Russians have been freed following weeks in captivity after pirates raided their cargo ship off the coasts of Nigeria and Cameroon, a shipping company said on Monday.
As many as 22 sailors from here have been missing since March 21, after they set sail for Somalia from Mumbai port in a
vessel called Shivam.
Two women aged 22 and 23 tested positive for cocaine on the HMS Ark Royal in March last year.
The leaders of Georgia and Turkey
have welcomed 15 Georgian and three Turkish sailors who were
released more than a year after their Greek-owned ship was
captured by Somali pirates.
Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea has over the last eight
months escalated from low-level armed robberies to hijackings.
Three sailors drowned, while two
others were rescued after they jumped into the sea near
Veraval port to save a group of boys whose boat had overturned
while fishing, police said.
Mahesh Bhatt`s forthcoming
thriller `Murder 2` is all set to have a special audience
on Saturday when five Pakistani sailors rescued from Somalian
pirates, will watch the movie.
Five Pakistani sailors, who are put up
in a police station in south Mumbai after being rescued from
the seas today said they were touched by the "love, kindness
and help" extended to them in India.
China thanked navies of India, US and Turkey for rescuing sailors from Somali pirates.
Singer Jessica Simpson’s visit with troops aboard the USS Harry S. Truman did not go very well after she fell ill and threw up.
Vietnam has asked China for the unconditional release of nine fishermen.
Pirates abduct 2 sailors off coast of Nigeria`s main oil-producing region.
Eight Indian sailors on board a
dhow, hijacked by Somali pirates last month, have been rescued
by US and Oman Navies, but one of them died as he jumped into
the sea fearing of getting hurt, a shipping association said.
Nearly 100 Indian
sailors have been captured and seven dhows seized by pirates
off Somalia`s coast, a shipping association on Tuesday said.
A group of British yachtsmen held in
Iran for a week after their drifted into Iranian waters have
returned to the UK.
Day in Pics: 23rd October
Showbiz World - October 23, 2014
Aamir Khan's sensational 'PK' posters