Somali pirates have released fishing boat with Russian crew

Somali pirates have released Thai Union-3 for the ransom

In brief: Somali pirates have received a ransom of $3 million and then have released the ship with the entire crew. Now Thai Union-3 is on the way to the tow boat of Russia’s Navy.

Somali pirates have today released fishing boat Thai Union-3 with more than 20 Russians onboard seized in October 2009. The boat has been released for ransom.

Somali pirates have received a ransom of $3 million and then have released the ship with the entire crew. Now Thai Union-3 is on the way to the tow boat of Russia’s Navy. The captain of the boat Sergey Harlan was wounded in the arm while hijacking. Pirates say that medical aid has been given to him in time.

The ship belongs to the Thai company Thai Union occupied with deliveries of frozen fish and seafood. It has been seized by pirates on October, 29, 2009. Its crew consists of 23 citizens of Russia, 2 citizens of Ghana and 2 people from Philippines.

Maria Velikanova
2010-03-07 16:59, Society.

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