Somali pirates free another hijacked ship

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Ahmedabad, Apr 4: Somali pirates have released one more hijacked ship, carrying 11 Indian sailors, president of Kutch Vahanvati Association (KVA) Kasam Ali Bholim said.

Bholim said the vessel Al-Kadri was near Oman coast and on way to Dubai.

"We came to know about the release of the vessel after captain of Al-Kadri, which was hijacked by Somalian pirates on Mar 28, contacted his family members in Mandvi (Kutch)," Bholim was quoted by news agency as saying.

"All the 11 sailors are from Mandvi taluka in Kutch, while the boat owner is from Mundra taluka," he said.

Bholim said that the pirates looted all the navigation equipment of the vessel and other valuables before releasing it early today.

The pirates had released the first ship Krishna Jyot with 15 sailors on Saturday, Apr 3.

The boats with 120 Indian sailors were captured by Somali pirates last week. The sailors were on their way to Dubai.

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