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Govt vows to help families of captive sailors

New Delhi, Nov 27, 2012, (PTI) :

The government on Tuesday assured protesting family members of 17 sailors, who are being held hostage by Somali pirates for the past nine months, that it would continue its efforts to ensure their release.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said he hopes for the best for the sailors.

“Without showing any chinks in our armour and I have said to them that they can communicate with me. I can hope for the best. I can continue my efforts to ensure that those sailors there gets released from the custody of people who have taken them hostage,” he said.


Khurshid's reaction came as the family members held a protest outside the Shipping Ministry in Parliament Street here.

The distraught families demanded immediate release of the sailors, who have been held captive by pirates of the Gulf of Aden, between Yemen and Somalia.

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