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We used to keep body language normal: Captain Rashid

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We used to keep body language normal: Captain Rashid

The 23 crew members of MV Abdullah, which was released on April 14 after 31 days of captivity by Somali pirates, have finally met their families.

The crew members arrived in Chattogram Port jetty at around 3.43pm on Tuesday by another ship ‘MV Jahan Moni’.


Relatives were waiting for the sailors’ safe return and the long wait ended today. Relatives gathered at the port jetty with flowers. The crew members received a warm welcome.

During expressing his experience, Captain Abdur Rashid of MV Abdullah ship, said, “It is not possible to express in words the joy of returning alive with everyone. We spent every moment in fear of death. None of us lost hope. We all kept our body language normal. We always kept a watchful eye to ensure security. We gave priority on safety of life”.

On 12 March, MV Abdullah, carrying 55,000 tonnes of coal from Mozambique to Dubai, was captured by Somali pirates, along with 23 sailors.  MV Abdullah was freed on April 14.

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