Sri Lankan crew held

Men likely being held by al Houthi-Saleh forces.

Sri Lanka seeks Yemeni govt help to secure release of sailors

COLOMBO, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) — Sri Lanka has requested the government of Yemen to help rescue 26 sailors, including nine Sri Lankans, who have been caught by Yemeni pirates, officials at the Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry said here on Tuesday.

The sailors were caught nearly two months ago and are currently aboard the Greek vessel ‘Fair Appollon,’ which is anchored at the Port of Hodeidah in Yemen.

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