23 crew members of hijacked plane are in good health: Khurshid Alam

23 crew members of hijacked plane are in good health: Khurshid Alam

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He said, “We have experience in dealing with such situations because in 2010, a ship named Moni was hijacked. We successfully brought back the ship with all the sailors on board.”

The Acting Secretary also reminded that the Bangladeshi crew members were brought back safely from the hijacked Malaysian-owned 'Al Bedo' ship through the Kenyan Army.

Regarding the government's initiative, he said, “We are making sincere efforts. “The Ministry of External Affairs is in regular touch with the State Shipping Minister, Director General of Shipping Department and the ship owner.”

“We are not yet aware of the pirates' demands. Even if we knew, we would not be able to fully disclose the matter to the media for strategic reasons.”

He said that preparations have been started in the light of the experiences of 'Jahan Moni' and 'Al-Bedo'.

“So it will take time,” he said.

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