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22 Indian sailors released by pirates


KARISHMA SRIVASTAVA 06/02/2018 15:18:13
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sailors rescued fro pirates, Newstimes news

Mumbai, Feb 6: An oil tanker having 22 Indian sailors that went missing off the coast of Benin in north-west Africa, has been released by pirates after four days, officials said on Tuesday.

   Sailors are safe

All the crew members, released by pirates after four days, are safe and the ship has resumed sailing, officials said.
“I am happy to inform that Merchant Ship Marine Express with 22 Indian nationals on board has been released, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted.
She thanked the government of Nigeria and Benin for their help and support in the matter.
Swaraj had spoken to her Nigerian counterpart yesterday to seek assistance in tracing the missing oil tanker.
The Marine Express was anchored in Cotonou in the Gulf of Guinea in Benin when it was taken over by pirates on February 

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