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Four crew members of Morning Glory return home

KARACHI: Four more crew members of the oil tanker Morning Glory returned Pakistan, received by their family members, relatives and others, ARY News reported on Saturday. 

Four Pakistani crew members, Mohammad Mehdi Shamsi, Syed Asif Hassan, Naik Zada and Mohammad Irshad, returned back to Pakistan at Karachi airport.

The Morning Glory oil tanker and its crew were taken over at a Libyan port by Libyan rebels, who had stolen oil worth of millions and loaded it on Morning Glory in a bid to sell it.

Mohammad Mehdi Shamsi, one of the four crew members of the vessel, while speaking to the media at Karachi airport that 17 shells were fired at the oil tanker, two of which hit it. He added that he had got a new life and has escaped death.

The US Navy Seals on the request of the Libyan government conducted raid at the vessel, took the rebels into their custody and brought the crew and the vessel back to Libya. 

Captain of the ship Mirza Noman Baig returned back to home last night.

The captain stated that the chief officer, Ghuffran Marghoob has been yet to be handed over to Pakistani authorities by the Libyan government as he was assisting the Libyan authorities in offloading the oil from the vessel.

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Four crew members of Morning Glory return home

by Shakoor Nizamani