Suspected Somali pirates hijack Liberian vessel

Saturday, May 12th, 2012
hijack Liberian vessel

Mumbai: Suspected Somali pirates have struck again. Liberian oil tanker MT Smymi has been hijacked by the suspected pirates off the coast of Oman. Eleven Indians were among the crew members being held captive. The oil tanker was a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) and was carrying 1,35,000 tonnes of oil. The company owning the […]

Suez sailors meet families

Friday, June 24th, 2011
Suez sailors meet families

New Delhi:  Anxious parents, wives and children holding posters that said “Thank You, Burney Uncle” waited for hours at the Delhi Airport this morning. This wait, so different than the agonising 10 months while their men were hostages for Somali pirates. A few minutes before 11, the six Indian sailors from the ill-fated Suez emerged. […]