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MV Albedo Hostages Release

July 03, 2014

MPHRP (The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme) has welcomed the release and safe return of the remaining crew from the MV Albedo.

The remaining crew of the MV Albedo were released in early June after over three and half years being held hostage by Somali pirates. Commenting on their arrival into Kenya on 7 June 2014 MPHRP chair, Peter Swift, said, "After 1288 days in captivity we are delighted for them and their families after the terrible ordeal and hardship that they have suffered. At the same time our thoughts are also with the family of the Indian seafarer who died in captivity and the families of the four Sri Lankan seafarers who are reported as missing after the vessel sank in July 2013."

The MPHRP are supporting these seafarers and their families back home with counselling sessions and ongoing medical care and treatment.

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