A seafarer, Sanauddin Baloch, has spoken of his time in captivity onboard “Rak Afrikana”.
During his captivity he lost 20 kilograms, he suffered mental, physical and emotional torture.
The ordeal was not an isolated one, as others were suffering terribly at the hands of the pirates. The ship’s cook fell ill and died. “Because there was no refrigeration, we could not keep the body and had to bury him in the sea,” Baloch said. The ship’s captain, died after suffering a brain haemorrhage a month after his release.