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China rescues crew members hijacked by Somali pirates in December 2010

07-18-2012 11:29 BJT

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China's mainland navy has rescued all 26 crew members of a Taiwan ship hijacked by Somali pirates in December 2010. This is according to China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Chinese navy warships, which were executing escort missions in the Gulf of Aden, received the crew members and sent them to Tanzania. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has asked its Embassy in Tanzania to provide assistance to the sailors. China's local government working groups from Anhui and Henan provinces will work to assist in Tanzania. 12 of the 26 crew members are Vietnamese, so the Chinese Foreign Ministry has called on the Vietnamese government to prepare to receive their crew members.


Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CNTV.CN

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