May 25, 2024, 1:04 pm

Staff Correspondent

2024-05-14 18:17:58 BdST

Crew members of MV Abdullah reach Ctg port, celebrations all around

The 23 crew members of Bangladesh-flagged vessel MV Abdullah, released by Somali pirates on 14 April after a reported payment of $5 million ransom, reached Chattogram port by a lighter vessel from the Kutubdia anchorage area at 4:00pm on Tuesday.

They reached the Jetty No.1 of the New-mooring Container Terminal (NCT) of Chattogram Port, said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Meherul Karim of SR Shipping, a subsidiary of the owning authority Kabir Group.

They met family members and officials of the group at the jetty. Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) will also be accorded a reception to them, Meherul said.  

Earlier, relievers of the 23 crew members onboard reached the MV Abdullah by a lighter vessel around 8:30pm on Monday and later handing and taking over of charges were held, he added.

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