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Relief as Stolt Valor sails past pirate zone

india Updated: Nov 19, 2008 01:34 IST
Abhinav Madhwal

Seema Goyal, wife of Capt Prabhat Kumar Goyal, captain of MT Stolt Valor, the hijacked ship released after 62 days of captivity on Sunday, informed Hindustan Times that the ship had crossed the danger zone at around 5 a.m. on Tuesday.

With this, the family members of the released captives have heaved another sigh of relief.

There were still some apprehensions after the release of the ship at around 7:45 a.m. on Sunday. Due to some problems in the hull, the ship was advancing at a speed of 7 knots and the crew were fearing for their safety as they were still in the piracy infested waters.

Seema said she was still waiting for the official word on the arrival of the ship. She also specified that her husband had put the expected date of arrival for November 23 or 24, if they continued on the same ship. Seema said she received a call from captain Prabhat Goyal, informing that they were safe and had come out of the danger zone. The crew were now relaxed and feeling better.