One of 8 hijacked Indian cargo ships released: official

10:40, April 04, 2010      

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One of the eight hijacked India's cargo ships several days ago were freed by Somalian pirates due to less fuel to sail, local media reported on Saturday evening.

The cargo ship Krishna Jyot managed to refuel following being released off the coast of Somalia, and is now on its way home with fifteen sailors on board, the news agency Press Trust of India quoted Bholim, president of Kutch-based Ship Communication Association of Gujarat as saying.

Bholim said the association was informed by the sailors of the Krishna Jyot after it was released.

The freed ship was one of the 7 Gujarat-registered cargo ships with about 100 crew members hijacked by Somalian pirates on March 28. However, there was still no word about the other 6 ships and one more Gujarat-registered cargo ship which was captured by Somalian pirates on March 30, according to the president.

India has asked the Somalian government to help the release of the remaining cargo ships and sailors held by pirates.



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