- CNTV English - CCTV News

Chinese diplomats greet rescued crew of China- linked hijacked cargo ship

04-07-2012 21:12 BJT

BANDAR ABBAS, Iran, April 7 (Xinhua) -- A five-member delegation from the Chinese embassy in Tehran headed by Chinese Ambassador to Iran Yu Hongyang got aboard China-linked cargo ship Xianghuamen on Saturday afternoon to greet the rescued crew members.

Yu greeted all the 28 rescued Chinese crew members of the ship on the behalf of Chinese government and Chinese people.

Panama-registered cargo ship Xianghuamen with 28 Chinese crew members on board was hijacked Friday morning by Somali pirates in the Sea of Oman near Iran's southern port of Chabahar.

Later on Friday, the concerted efforts of the Chinese and Iranian governments led to the successful rescue of all the crew members, Yu told Xinhua.


Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program