An Indian seafarer held hostage for nearly four years by Somali pirates was at IMO Headquarters yesterday (29 September). Aman Kumar Sharma, one of 11 crew members of the MV Albedo released in June this year, spoke at an event organised by the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme.
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The Rt Hon John Hayes MP, recently appointed Minister of State at the Department for Transport (with responsibility for maritime matters) of IMO’s host country, the United Kingdom, visited IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu today (24 September) for a courtesy visit and handed over a letter of congratulations for World Maritime Day