Yachtsman rescued after pirate attack back in SA

2010-11-11 00:00

A SOUTH African man who was rescued by the European Union naval forces from a yacht off the coast of Somalia at the weekend arrived home safely, the International Relations Department said in a statement yesterday.

It said the yacht owner, who is reportedly from Richards Bay, was received by support staff of the government.

“Minister Maite Nkosana-Mashabane announces that the South African national who was rescued from a yacht off the coast of Somalia over the past weekend following an attack by pirates has safely arrived in South Africa … Sustained efforts to attain the release of two other South African nationals being held by as yet unidentified parties in Somalia are continuing,” read the statement.

On Wednesday the Beeld newspaper named the owner as Peter Eldridge, an engineer of Richards Bay.

 

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