By: Chiu Chun-chin and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Oct. 26 (CNA) Shen Jui-chang (沈瑞章), the chief engineer of the Omani-flagged
fishing vessel Naham 3, set foot in his motherland Taiwan Wednesday for the first time since his ship was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2012.
Upon his arrival at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Shen kneeled on the ground, expressing his heartfelt gratitude to those who secured his release.
Shen appeared overwhelmed when he was surrounded by the media at the airport. Asked how he felt about returning to Taiwan, the sailor, in his early 60s, said that “for the moment, I just want to regain my health.”
He also said “thank you to those who saved me.” [FULL STORY]