Cargo ship's crew safe, Tigers inform IMO

[TamilNet, Saturday, 23 December 2006, 14:57 GMT]
Liberation Tigers officials have informed International Maritime Organisation in UK that the 25-member crew of the cargo ship that drifted into LTTE waters off Mullaithivu coast due to technical failure, were safe in Kilinochchi. LTTE's U.N. Liaison officer Pavarasan is in touch with the ICRC to facilitate safe passage to the crew members as the cargo ship was grounded, according to LTTE Military Spokesman Irasiah Ilanthirayan.

Director of LTTEs Peace Secretariat in Kilinochchi, S.Puleedevan, has been in touch with the International Maritime Organisation in UK and briefed them on the safety of the crew members, Mr. Ilanthirayan said.

Meanwhile, the ship has grounded off Mullaithivu coast, according to the latest information from the Sea Tigers.


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