January, 2013 – Some of the Worst Maritime Casualties of 2012 that

After almost three years in captivity, Gerald Gonsalves and his crewmates thought the world had forgotten them. “We thought nobody was coming to check if we were alive,” said the 31-yearold Filipino who was held aboard the Dubai-owned MV Iceberg I along with 23 others. “But I did not lose hope because I believe that if you are alive there is hope. Now we are secure and no more in the hands of the pirates.”