Two British men held captive by pirates off Somalia have spoken
for the first time from on board the captured Sirius Star.
Ten days after the Saudi oil tanker and its 25 crew were seized
by “heavily armed” pirates in the notorious waters of the Gulf
of Aden, Peter French and James Grady were allowed to speak by
telephone to ITV News.
Mr French, the ship’s chief engineer, from Co Durham, said:
“The pirates are no problem whatsoever. We have had no
mistreatment or anything.
“Hopefully we are going to get some more phone calls to our
families soon. Our families don’t have too much to worry about
at the moment. All in all, we are not too badly off.”
Before passing the telephone to the second British hostage,
French asked ITV News about the Newcastle United score at the
weekend. On hearing of his team’s 0-0 draw away to Chelsea, he
said: “Excellent, that’s a good score for us."
（Thanks to nufc.com）
飛機降落在赤鱲角，機長在speaker說完一大批例牌資料之後，說：Another important news update…
…Euro 2000, England 2 Romania 3.