MV Suez freed, but MV Iceberg still held captive by pirates

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Mumbai, Jun 26: Days after MV Suez crew are happily back, families of MV Iceberg sailors, who are held hostage by the Somali pirates are still waiting for their loved one's to return.

"We are very happy these sailors returned home. They are like our children too. I hope we will get help to bring back our son," said Kanti Devi, MV Iceberg sailor Dhiraj's mother.

Both Kanti Devi and her husband have been waiting for there son's return after the pirates captured MV Iceberg on Mar 29, 2010.

"Pakistan has done so much for the sailors. It's so sad that in India, not a single politician or trustee has come forward to help us," said Purushottam, Dhiraj's father.

"We can't sleep at night, can't sleep in the day, food doesn't taste good, every morning we wonder why are we alive. When we can't help our own son, what is the point of living?"said a sailor Ganesh Mohite's mother.

Life has come to a standstill for the families of the captive sailors. Pirates have been demanding $ 2.5 million to release MV Iceberg.

The sailors, who were captured on board of the MV Suez were released by pirates after paying a huge ransom - 2 million dollars by Pakistani human rights activist, Ansar Burney.


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