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Dhaka Tribune

MV Abdullah reaches Dubai safely

  • The coals onboard will be unloaded there
  • 2 sailors will return by air, rest will return with the ship
Update : 21 Apr 2024, 07:01 PM

The Bangladeshi-flagged cargo vessel MV Abdullah, hijacked by Somali pirates and released 32 days after paying ransom, has safely docked in Al Hamriya Port in Dubai of the United Arab Emirates with its 23 sailors.

The ship reached the port around 4:30pm Bangladesh time on Sunday. The coals onboard will be unloaded there.

Currently, the vessel is awaiting berthing, Mehrul Karim, chief executive of SR Shipping, confirmed.

He said: “MV Abdullah has reached the outer anchorage of Al Harmia port in Dubai. The vessel is currently awaiting further instructions from Al Harmia Port Control authorities. 23 sailors of the ship are doing fine.”

Of the 23 sailors, Second Officer Mojaherul Islam Chowdhury and General Squad Mohammad Noor Uddin get off the ship in Dubai. They will return home by air.

The remaining 21 sailors will return by ship. They will reach Chittagong port directly.

On March 12, Somali pirates hijacked the MV Abdullah ship in the Indian Ocean. The ship was released at 12:08am in the early hours of April 14.

In 2010, another ship of the KSRM Group, MV Jahan Mani, was hijacked by Somali pirates. It took 99 days to rescue the ship.

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