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Indian Ocean: Piracy

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the conditions under which the two British members of the crew of the MV Sirius Star are being held; and what assessment he has made of their safety and well-being. (242205)

We are making efforts to secure the release of all the crew members on board the MV Sirius Star. We have close contact with the families of the British captives, James Grady and Peter French, to whom we are providing consular assistance. Our understanding is that the crew onboard the Sirius Star have so far been treated reasonably well.