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Sri Lankan crew released by Somali pirates return

Dec 23, 2010 4:44:20 AM - itnnews.lk

The 11 crew members who were released by Somali pirates on the 7th of this month arrived in Sri Lanka in two groups early this morning.

An External Affairs Ministry Spokesman said that two of the crew members on board the MV Al Nisr Al Saudi had opted to stay onboard and continue sailing to Jeddah. The two groups returned to the country at around 5.20 a.m. and 8.30 a.m. According to information provided by the Sri Lankan Ambassador in Oman, the 2ndofficer and the cook were the only crew members who desired to continue their voyage.