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Bangladeshi sailors held by Somali pirates home after 4 years

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 17:32

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."

Seven Bangladeshi hostages return home

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 16:20

Seven sailors freed by Somali pirates, returned to Bangladesh Thursday, nearly four years after their abduction.

11 sailors held by Somali pirates freed after 4 years

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 00:36

Eleven sailors mostly from Asia held hostage for almost four years by Somali pirates have been freed and are safe on their way to Kenya, mediators who helped secure their release said on Saturday.

China to continue fighting pirates off Africa

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 12:49

China will continue to send naval fleets on escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia, described by a Chinese naval officer as the nation`s international obligation.

Indian sailor Sunil James reunites with family, thanks PM

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 08:08

Indian merchant ship captain Sunil James, who was freed from Togo jail after being arrested for allegedly aiding pirates re-united with his family in Mumbai on Friday.

Centre in touch with Interpol for hostages release: Tewari

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 22:49

Centre is in constant touch with Interpol for securing safe release of five Indian hostages held captive by the Somali pirates, Manish Tewari said.

Somali pirates release Danish vessel with six crew

Last Updated: Thursday, May 02, 2013, 09:33

Having kept the Danish coaster -- M/V Leopard -- in their custody for two years, Somali pirates have released it along with six crew members, a Kenyan maritime official said Wednesday.

Indian sailor held captive by Somali pirates returns home

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 09:21

Saurabh Kumar, who was among the 28 Indian seafarers rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked last year, returned home.

Indians rescued from Somali pirates to return today

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 08:42

Most of the 28 Indian seafarers rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked last year are returning to India on Monday.

Somali pirates release Greek oil tanker with Indians on board

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 19:44

Somali pirates have released a Greek-owned oil tanker with 26 crew members, including 11 Indians, after holding them captive for ten months, the vessel`s operating company said on Tuesday.

Somali pirates free Indian sailors, row over numbers

Last Updated: Saturday, March 09, 2013, 16:04

All 28 Indian sailors on two ships held by Somalian pirates have been freed and will soon be back in the country, Shipping Minister GK Vasan Saturday but official sources in the capital said only 17 sailors had been released from one ship.

Hostage sailors` kin protest in Delhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 20:23

Aggrieved family members of the 17 Indian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates on board MT Royal Grace today staged a protest here demanding the immediate intervention of government for their safe release.