Freed Indian sailors to reach India Saturday

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 12:50 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Six Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates after more than two and a half years of captivity are to reach India Saturday evening.

According to official sources Friday, the six Indians were among 22 sailors on board cargo ship MV Iceberg, which was freed by the pirates just before Christmas. The ship and its crew were taken captive in March 2010.

The freed sailors also include seafarers from Pakistan, Yemen, Ghana, Sudan and the Philippines.

"They head home and are expected to reach India by late tomorrow (Saturday)," an official said.

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