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Bangladeshi ship captured by pirates in Indian Ocean

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Bangladeshi ship captured by pirates in Indian Ocean

Bangladeshi flag ship MV Abdullah has been captured by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. The ship was carrying coal from the African country of Mozambique to Dubai. There are 23 people on the ship.

Mehrul Karim, chief executive of SR Shipping, the company that owns the ship, confirmed the information about the capture of the pirates. He said that the ship is now located near Mozambique.

Constant contact is being maintained with them. He also said that the sailors are healthy.

The ship is 185 meters long and 30 meters wide. The crew said the pirates wanted food, dollars and diesel. The pirates have already taken the dollars on board, said Rasim Mohammad Abdur, a sailor on the ship.

Earlier in 2010, Jahanmoney, a ship owned by the same company, was hijacked by Somali pirates. Later it was rescued by ransom.



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