We'll follow up on this story as more becomes known - the ship is said to be en route for Muscat, where presumably the crew will be relieved and re-storing & repairs will be done on the ship. Click on the photo above for the story on gCaptain's site.
You'll have noticed that we haven't posted in a while, and that the website landing page still refers to the captive crew of MV ICEBERG 1 - who were thankfully released some time ago. The explanation is that our group - all volunteers, with day jobs - have relaxed a bit, after the long-awaited release of the Iceberg 1 crew that originally brought us into existence. We've had to refocus this organization, and as our members come from all over the world, that has taken some time.
Our new thrust will be to cover piracy victims everywhere in the world, and to act as a link between piracy victims and those entities that exist to help them and their families.
Our Mission Statement will be updated shortly - we're still awaiting input from some of our members. At that time the landing page will be updated to reflect our new aims and services, and we'll begin a series of new ventures aimed at helping seafarers worldwide.
Please consider joining the MAG and putting in your two cents about what piracy victims, and seafarers in general want and need. We need your point of view and your energy - and so do they.
It's not about gaining a high number of members - membership in the MAG is free, and always will be. It's that your point of view is one that no one else has; your knowledge or experience may suggest something that turns out to be crucial. We need you!
So stay tuned! And keep working and praying for piracy victims and their families.