Programme welcomes release of hostages after 1,000 days in captivity

The release, after 1,000 days in captivity, of the 22 crew members of the Iceberg 1, has been welcomed by the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) and its partners. The crew were taken hostage by Somali pirates on 29th March, 2010 and two died during captivity on the vessel, owned by Dubai’s Azal Shipping. […]