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Hijacked MV Abdullah anchors near Somalian port

Update : 14 Mar 2024, 15:26

MV Abdullah, which was hijacked by pirates on Tuesday has anchored 20 miles off the Somalian port of Garacad, Bangladesh Merchant Marine Officers' Association (BMMOA) said this afternoon.

The latest position of the ship was confirmed by a global shipping source that is monitoring its movement, BMMOA General Secretary Md Shakawat Hossain said around 1:00pm.

The vessel has dropped anchor about 20 miles from the Somalian port, said KSRM Media Adviser Mizanul Islam. The ship is owned by SR Shipping Limited, a sister concern of KSRM.

He added that no one from the pirates has communicated with the ship owners till now. It may take a few days more, two-three days or even more to get the first response from pirates.

Shahriar Jahan Rahat, deputy managing director of KSRM Group, told that the company will give the utmost importance in rescuing the 23 crew members on board when the communication process starts.

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