WATCH: MV Albedo Captain Discusses 2010 Hijacking

Here’s an interview from The Seamen’s Church Institute with the captain of the MV Albedo which was hijacked by Somali pirates in November 2010. In the interview, Captain Jawaid Khan discusses the hijacking and the horrendous conditions he and his crew were subjected to in the hands of Somali pirates.

The Malaysian-flagged Albedo was hijacked with 23 crewmembers early on November 26, 2010 in Indian Ocean about 900 nautical miles east of Mogadishu, Somalia and taken to an anchorage close to coast. In July 2013, the vessel sank in rough seas while in the hands of the pirates, leaving the remaining 15 crewmembers still held captive unaccounted for.

As the Seamen’s Church points out, 11 crewmembers remain captive, although their exact whereabouts are unknown. Another four are missing and are feared to have been killed when the vessel sank.

MV Albedo after sinking off coast of Somalia. Photo: EUNAVFOR
MV Albedo after sinking off coast of Somalia. Photo: EUNAVFOR