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Ship Equipped with Anti-Aircraft Weapons

Own Correspondent: European Union (EU) and Indian Navy warships are monitoring the movement of Bangladeshi ship MV Abdullah held hostage by pirates in Somalia. Meanwhile, armed pirates are firing blanks to announce their position.

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Along with that, they have placed anti-aircraft weapons on the side of the ship. In addition, the pirates are also imposing strict measures on the 23 sailors detained in the presence of the EU ship. But so far all the sailors are said to be healthy.

A member of the sailor's family told the media on Friday (March 22) night, quoting a hostage sailor.

He said that there is a shortage of fresh water in the hostage ship. The sailors have to face the problem of using water. 30-35 pirates are on constant guard on the ship.

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Since the presence of warships, pirates have increased their surveillance of sailors. They are not allowed to stay in the cabin. Besides, everyone has to use a toilet. They are also in trouble with food.

Earlier, The Daily Somalia and the Indian Air Force's X account released pictures of the pirates' anti-aircraft guns.

In the picture, it can be seen that the weapon is wrapped in cloth and pointed towards the sea.

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Meanwhile, in a post on European Naval Force social media X on Friday night (March 22) security in the Northwest Indian Ocean, the force released 3 photos and a video of their position near the MV Abdullah.

In the video, members of the EU Naval Force can be seen patrolling the airspace as well as their helicopters. However, the EU Naval Force deployed warships but did not announce any operations.

According to the latest information, the ship is now anchored by pirates one and a half nautical miles off the coast of Gadvajiran, Somalia.

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It should be noted that on March 12 afternoon, the SR Shipping ship owned by the industrial group KSRM was taken hostage by Somali pirates. They later locked the 23 sailors on board in a cabin.

The ship's internet connection was also shut down. Along with that, the sailors' mobile phones and dollars were taken away.

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